A standard coffee that I’ve seen and had throughout my trip to Costa Rica last week is 1820 Coffee. It is very pungent and robust, being 100% Arabica . The flavors are very earthy, as in, its, it tastes like dirt/mud, perhaps owing to Costa Rica’s rich soils, and is accompanied with herbaceous notes.
That doesn’t exactly sound pleasant, but it can be for those who appreciate complex, dry flavors, such as with black coffee, dark chocolates, and even red wines. Of course, it can be diluted with water; in my opinion it still holds its characteristics perfectly, just with less of a muddy bite.
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