by Isabella Vitaliano

Welcome to our Specialty Green Coffee Cupping Series on Thursday where we highlight recent arrivals. We select several coffees to cup at The Crown and provide more in-depth tasting notes, coffee background, and usage recommendations.

28681 Costa Rica Santa Maria De Dota AA EP

Straightforward and unfussy this Costa Rican coffee is the ideal mild-washed coffee that is suited perfectly for a medium roast. Chocolate and graham crackers make up the body while notes like dried orange zest, berries, and lemongrass are sprinkled throughout the profile. This coffee would be easy to add into a blend and in an espresso blend in moderate amounts.  

Coming from nearly 900 producers from Costa Rica and the Cooperative De Caficutltores de Dota R.L (CoopeDota). CoopeDota is a tried and true cooperative established in 1960.  Throughout the year they remain diligent about synchronizing farm management and quality control. This extends to when producers deliver their cherry to the CoopeDota mill where extensive quality control and traceability remain at an extremely high caliber. Coopedota remains dedicated to the environment and to its community by managing trash pickup for the entire community of Santa Maria De Dota.  

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30767 Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A 16+ 

Straight forward and gentle the balanced profile of this coffee is subtle and likely pleasant at any roast level. From green mango, lemon tea, kiwi, orange zest, and a hint of vanilla the soft structure could be good for a variety of options from batch brew to espresso. With a touch of leafiness in the cup we recommend buying and roasting immediately!  

This lot from the Nebiyler Vallery within Tambul-Nebilyer District in Papa New Guinea is fully washed and the cherries are sun-dried at the Kuta mill, which has been in operation for over 40 years. Kuta mill is located between the Ulga and Kolga tribes and has been a place of common ground for producers who have been traditionally in conflict due to tribal differences. Bian Leahy, the owner makes a bonus payment after harvest to farmers who consistently deliver quality cherries.  

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31659 Sulawesi Toraja Sapan Minanga Grade 1 

Pepper on the aroma to start it off, and in the cup, it presents flavors like honeycomb, black pepper, red fruit, and caramel this Sulawesi would be delicious as a dark roast. On the cupping table, this coffee has a ton of character, and a darker roast would complement it perfectly. Throw it on batch brew and you have a classic Italian-style “spro”.    

Located in the central mountain region of the South Sulawesi province the Trajan tribe, continue to maintain a traditional village lifestyle. Coffee in this region is grown in a highly complex geographical wonderland at elevations that are some of the highest growing elevations in all of Indonesia. Giling Basah in the Indonesian language is translated to wet-hulled and it is the process this lot goes through.

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