Rev Coffee Roasters - Alexis Badilla Cruz

$18
Rev Coffee Roasters - Alexis Badilla Cruz
9.1

Acidity

7/10

    Aftertaste

    10/10

      Aroma

      8/10

        Balance

        10/10

          Body

          9/10

            Complexity

            8/10

              Flavor

              10/10

                Forgiveness

                9/10

                  Sweetness

                  10/10

                    Versatility

                    10/10

                      Pros

                      • Great flavors
                      • Sweet
                      • Full-bodied
                      • Forgiving

                      Cons

                      • Silty body

                      One of my favorite coffees from 2016 was the Alexis Badilla Cruz from Rev Coffee Roasters (College Park, GA). This medium roast coffee came in one of my Boxo deliveries, and it had virtually everything I look for in a great bag of coffee.

                      This is a Costa Rican coffee that reminded me of an Ethiopian coffee given its immense blueberry flavor, which was backed by a fudginess that I couldn’t get enough of. The coffee is named after the owner of the farm (or finca) in which it comes from.

                      The farm is called Linda Vista, and Alexis represents the 4th generation of his family’s coffee farm. Linda Vista finca is located in the Cangrejal region of Tarrazu at approximately 5,100 feet above sea level

                      The coffee itself has a siltier body, and not as much clarity as many of the coffees I drink. However, this gives me the sense that it would work excellent as an immersion brew, though I never actually got to try it as such.

                      Although I was very slow to finish the entire bag due to a huge backlog of coffee, this coffee withstood the test of time and packed plenty of flavor throughout.

                      General Notes & Observations

                      Roast: Medium
                      Producers: ASOPROAAA Cooperative
                      Country of Origin: Costa Rica
                      Region: Cangrejal region of Tarrazu
                      Variety: Caturra & Catuai
                      Processing method: Natural
                      Growing altitude: 1500 masl
                      Roaster aroma notes: None
                      Coffee Concierge aroma notes: Blueberry
                      Roaster tasting notes: Creamy strawberry fudge with raspberry acidity
                      Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Blueberry, fudge

                      Summary

                      I found the Alexis Badilla Cruz to be a pretty simple coffee in terms of flavor, but this wasn't a bad thing since the flavors that were present really popped.

                      I honestly don't even remember how I primarily brewed this coffee because this review is so long overdue, but as I mentioned earlier I imagine that it would have great versatility and can be brewed effectively as drip, espresso, and immersion like French Press.

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