Roasting PURAVIDA with JP
Updated: May 5
Just like Costa Rica’s picturesque landscapes and happy residents, its coffee never ceases to amaze me. Brightness, vibrancy, and fruit flavors are some attributes that come to mind.
Higher grown Costa Rican coffees are well renowned and notable for good body, medium acidity with a clean taste and crisp finish. That’s what I’m loving about our PURAVIDA (West Valley Ateneo - Atenas area of Alajuela, Costa Rica) but most importantly finding the appropriate roasting profile to not take anything away from this beautiful bean.
When I first got my hands on this, I was playing around and definitely roasting it too light. When roasted lightly, it was lacking body and sweetness. I didn’t want to take it too dark because any fruit notes would eventually be undetectable.
After trial and error, I believe it tastes best in between City and City+ Roast. I’m so pleased with the finished product but would appreciate you being the judge. Grab a bag of PURAVIDA and let me know how I roasted it.
JP "da roasta"
What we're drinking today: Puravida - West Valley Ateneo, Costa Rica coffee. Available online.
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