George Howell

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Acton, Massachusetts


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Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: Costa Rica
Bean Source Region: Dota



2 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    5.00 - Quality

    Definitely as straightforward and expression of the characteristics described on the bag as Ive seen - dark chocolate, cherry, orange. I think the highlight is a big rich maple syrup/molasses burst at the front. Then it settles and you get clear chocolate and cherry with some citrusy highlights. On top of that I get some black tea and a tropical acidity. It is incredibly smooth.

    Costa Ricas Dota region puts out great coffee and this is not exception!

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover, 207 degrees F

  • Victoria S-C

    409 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.00 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    5.00 - Quality

    Reasonable price and at my local grocery store so I didnt have to order online. Smooth in every way I made it. No bitterness.

    Cupping Method:I really like it as a cold brew in my French press. Also worked well as pourover. Other Howells (the special ones!) better as pourover however.

    1 year ago · See more from Victoria

More Details

Roast Level: Light
Light roast coffee is a delicately roasted coffee that retains more of the beans' natural flavors and characteristics. Light-roasted coffees have bright acidity, complex fruit, and floral notes. Light roast coffee does not have less caffeine than darker roasts because caffeine levels remain stable during roasting.
Bean Source Country: Costa Rica
Predominantly grown in the country's high-altitude regions, Costa Rican coffee benefits from the volcanic soil, consistent rainfall, and mild tropical climate, contributing to its rich, well-rounded taste. Costa Rican coffee often features bright acidity, medium body, and complex flavor notes ranging from tropical fruit to citrus, nuttiness, and chocolate.
Bean Source Region: Dota
The Dota coffee region, nestled within the Tarrazú highlands in Costa Rica, is renowned for producing some of the finest and most sought-after specialty coffees in the world. This region boasts a combination of high altitudes, ranging from 1,200 to 1,900 meters above sea level, and rich volcanic soils. The result is an exceptional, high-quality coffee with bright, fruity notes and subtle hints of chocolate and caramel.

Best Rated Roasts of George Howell

George Howell is a coffee roaster from Acton, MA United States. We have 38 cataloged roasts with 29 total reviews with a score of 4.33.

International Rank: #20 out of 822
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on
Name Roast Level Bean Source
- El Salvador
Light Panama
Light Yemen
Medium El Salvador
- Burundi
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