Costa Rican Tarrazu Coffee
March 16, 2015—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
To Get Your Goat
"Bring me a bowl of coffee before I turn into a goat." - J.S. Bach
When our horns threaten to show, we turn to Trader Joe's Costa Rican Tarrazu. It is one of our favorite first-cup-of-coffee coffees. Definitely on the darker side of a Medium Dark Roast (so dark you can't see to the bottom of your cup), it's a rich, full-flavored brew with balanced bitterness and a smooth finish-it's humanizing.
These character-rich beans come from one of the first coffee co-ops established in Central America in 1960. Located in the middle of the San José province, Tarrazu is a marquis coffee-growing region, noted for its high altitudes and fertile, acidic, volcanic soils. Strictly Hard Beans (the highest grade according to Costa Rican bean classification) thrive in a climate that promises generous annual precipitation, a well-defined dry season, and year-round sunshine. We've give them a medium-dark roast, showcasing their full-bodied flavor and bright acidity. We kid you not, Trader Joe's Costa Rican Tarrazu Medium Dark Roast 100% Arabica Whole Bean Coffee will keep the goats at bay, especially at $6.99 for each 13 ounce container.