Pour over coffee is just as its name suggests; [hot] water is poured over ground coffee beans that are sitting in a filter (be it paper or cloth) in which the water drips into a container. There are many variants for pour over coffee, but one that was fascinating to me was the chorreador, a pour over coffee device in Costa Rica. As far as I could tell, the chorrear is widely used by Costa Ricans, and is seen sold in gift shops and Cafe Britt (the Starbucks of Costa Rica).Continue reading Costa Rican Pour Over Coffee
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.Continue reading 1820 Costa Rican Coffee
No visit to Costa Rica is complete without a café chorreado, or a pour-over coffee made with a traditional cotton filter. This brewing method allows you to fully control the process, including coffee-to-water ratio, pouring speed, and time of infusion.