Brewology Costa Rica RFA Whole Bean Coffee 1lb
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Costa Rica is renowned for the high quality coffee beans it produces, and a tradition of bean cultivation carefully handed down through generations. Our Brewology RFA coffee represents the finest beans produced in Costa Rica. The beans are sourced from a Rainforest Alliance Certified farm, which ensures the beans are harvested in a sustainable environment that protects the forests, improves the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promotes their human rights, and helps them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.
This coffee is medium roasted to produce a well-defined and medium-bodied cup, with a floral aroma and sweet aftertaste.
Format: Whole bean coffee, 1lb (454g)
Roast level: Medium
Cup Characteristics: Well-defined and medium body, with a floral aroma and sweet aftertaste.
Certifications: Rainforest Alliance Certified
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Whole Bean Grind Chart
If you are purchasing a bag of whole bean coffee on our website, you can select your grind method of choice (at no extra charge!) from the dropdown and we will grind and ship it to you. We grind the beans freshly for you at our warehouse in ECS Coffee Burlington right before your order is shipped, and reseal the package to maintain optimal freshness in transit.
If you are visiting us in store, you can also request for your beans to be ground in store before you take them home.
We use a commercial BUNN Burr Grinder to grind the beans.
Please note: Freshly ground coffee is non-refundable and not returnable. To ensure that you receive a ground coffee that is consistent with your brew method of choice, refer to our Grind Chart below!
|For use with espresso machines. Fine coffee grinds will have the size and feel of sand.|
Choose a medium fine grind if you are brewing with a Moka Pot, stovetop espresso brewers or an Aeropress.
Cone Filter - We use two medium settings depending on your brewer. The Cone Filter medium setting is a bit finer, and is suitable for pour-over drip brewers (cone style) such as Hario, Melitta, Clever. It is also used for cone style automatic brewers.
Flat Bottom Filter - This setting is suitable for coffee machines with a flat bottom basket filter, such as commercial automatic drip machines. It is also an appropriate setting for if you have a refillable coffee capsule for use in Keurig® machines. Medium coffee grinds will be around the same size as sea salt.
If you are brewing with a percolator, the grind setting is a bit coarser than your standard medium grind, to minimize grinds making it through the filter. We use a percolator-specific setting on our grinder.
Vaccuum brewers, Chemex.
For french press, cold brew coffee. A coarse grind is very chunky in look, like crushed peppercorns.
Remember that this coffee grind chart is a guideline! If you use a coffee brewing method that is not listed here, feel free to reach out and we will let you know which grind is the best for your brewer.
Click here to view a full resolution PDF of the chart with pictures of the grind sizes.
Definitely not a light roast
I'm sure the beans are fine for a dark roast lover. But if you're looking for a light roast this is not it. Beans are dark and oily. Was told it was close to what light is suppose to be. Compared it against light roasts from JJ Bean and Monogram and the colour difference was significant.
Costa Rica Beans
The product is supposed to be light roast, so I didn’t expect the beans to be as shiny as they were. However, the flavour was very pleasing and blends nicely with Brazilian.
Wasn’t a big fan, seemed more like a dark roast, the beans were dark and oily. It even smelled burnt.
Light roast with earthy characteristics
This coffee has an earthy “spice” characteristic I can’t quite identify. It is a lighter roast that took a little fiddling with the grind and brew to bring the flavour out. Once I found the sweet spot I had trouble finding words to describe what makes it unique. I often laugh at the weird descriptors reviewers use, but now that I’m in that position, here is my ridiculous attempt to put a flavour into words. The closest thing I can think of is a hint of shredded or mulched cedar. It makes a decent every day cup.
Nice Light Roast Coffee
I'm not usually a light roast fan, we purchased this one for our visiting friend to try. It is smoother than I thought it would be and is true to its cup characteristics. I am not a fan of the acidity levels of a light roast, however our friend loves light roasts and thoroughly enjoyed this coffee.