Whole Bean Coffee new on the shelf today: Costa Rica Helsar Zarcero – Macho Arce.
This is a lot from the farm of Manuel “Macho” Arce in the West Valley area of Zarcero, close to Naranjo town. It’s mostly Caturra cultivar, and has the zesty brightness and citrus accents that exemplify this varietal at it’s best. It is processed at the Helsar de Zarcero mill, which is consistently turning out some of the best coffees from this area of Costa Rica.
In the cup it’s an up tempo coffee. Vanilla, orange, and lemon, with light hints of hazelnut and a wonderful citrus tang. Yeah!!