Turtle Beans
Costa Rica Guaria Morada

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Bordentown, New Jersey

4.63(4)

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Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: Costa Rica
Process: Washed

Don Senel Collection
MASL : 1750M

Guaria Morada (Cattleya skinnier) is Costa Rica's National Flower.

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Traits: bergamot black cherry cacao nibs sugar cane

Reviews(4)

4.63(4)

4 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Victoria S-C

    350 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    Great in a latte!
    2 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    995 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I really enjoyed this Costa Rican coffee from a Costa Rican roaster. I think of it as an omniroast and I'm grading it as such. I think where it really shines though is as sipping espresso, where the florality and bergamot really shine through. As espresso it drinks nicely within bound of acidity and bitterness but with a lot of complexity. You get blackberry, cherry, earl grey, chocolate, and a touch of nuttiness. It was also very versatile and my wife preferred the lattes I made with this roast over 2 renowned roasters.

    As pourover, it drinks more black cherry with a little bit of earl grey/bergamot. It's very smooth and balanced. I wouldn't say those are typically my favorite notes in pourover but with low bitterness and the black cherry more crisp and acidic than you get sometimes, it's a nice morning cup.

    Cupping Method:Espresso at 94C on my A53 La Spaziale
    Pourover at 203 F worked best

    Traits: chocolate floral earl grey cherry pie
    2 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Scott Greenaway

    108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.23

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A well-crafted roast! This roast leans medium to medium-dark, with a thick mouthfeel. The flavor profile runs with a hint of cherry sweetness, rounded out with an oak-infused nuttiness.

    Cupping Method:pour over

    1 month ago · See more from Scott
  • Emily Schadler

    83 roasts rated, avg score of 4.23

    4.00 - Average

    The cherry flavor came in strong for me, with a tart ending.

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover

    3 weeks ago · See more from Emily

More Details

Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
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.

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Turtle Beans is a coffee roaster from Bordentown, NJ United States. We have 4 cataloged roasts with 7 total reviews with a score of 4.78.

International Rank: #27 out of 580
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