Monday, August 04, 2014

Mugged: Mexico and Costa Rica [Perc Coffee]

Subject: Perc Coffee Roasters
Coffees Mugged and Rating [see key]:
Mexico Finca Kassandra 5+
Montanas Del Diamante, Costa Rica 5+

Who does not want to visit Savannah? As a fan of old American cities and southern charm, this Georgian belle has often allured me from afar with its rich history and intriguing attractions. 

Always with an eye out for coffee, one spot in on my Savannah visit list is Perc Coffee, a coffee roaster that's been positively raising eyebrows since 2010. Recently they sent me out two coffees to try: their Mexico Finxa Kassandra, beans from a small microlot of Pacamara in in the Huatusco region of Veracruz, and their Montanas Del Diamente Costa Rica, a fully washed coffee lovingly managed by eight brothers. I sampled each coffee via pourover, french press and siphon.

The Montanas De Diamante pourover spouted out bright and mellow notes of nougat, fig, plum, corn chip, kale and slight pistachio in a light/medium body. The french press made a little more noise, with notes of cocoa, walnut, spinach, brown sugar, apple pie, cream and slight nutmeg within a medium body, making for a sweet, lively and multifaceted brew. The siphon ended the series well, with candied walnuts, brown sugar, baked apple, sage and a touch of cream in a light medium body, proving sweet and nutty. 

The Finca Kassandra pourover poured forth milk chocolate, sweet pear, fresh tomato, rye, spinach and cane sugar amidst a medium body; a sweet and fruity infusion with a slight tomato-ish aftertaste. The french press was slightly different, with notes of milk chocolate, honey, wheaty poundcake, cherries, tomatoes and oregano in a light-bodied, tasty brew. The siphon turned out abnormally creamy, with a strong milkiness along with some cocoa, rye, spinach and a touch of pineapple.

All together, both of these coffees made me smile in satisfaction. When the time comes to visit James Oglethorpe's planned city (first one in America), I am sure a similarly pleasant experience awaits me at their shop. In the meantime, look to Perc for some delicious beans. 

note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.

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