Costa Rican El Indio Tarrazu


Starting at $4.50 '18/19 crop closeout / lb
As low as $3.75 / lb

Sourced by the same people who source the beloved la Magnolia, the El Indio is from Tarrazu, not Tres Rios, and it is bolder, but there is more. Right away, you need to know that this coffee doesn't smell like the final cup. I was ready to write off this coffee until I tasted it. Richer, bolder, and more complex than the la Magnolia. It is dry and light in body like a typical Costa Rica, but the washed process brings out a balance and rich middle that give more body and a less delicate feel than other coffees in this region.

This coffee has a mellow, mature Meyer lemon quality. It isn't acidic in the way a grapefruit or typical lemon is, but more round and definitely lemon. It is very, very good in a darker roast of this coffee.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryCosta Rica
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:3
  • Aroma:1
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:medium bean
  • Chocolaty:medium bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:light bean

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by on June 16, 2011

Wow! This coffee is a real treat. This coffee is richer and bolder than other Costa Rican's and I did notice the "Meyer Lemon" notes. I roasted just shy of 2nd crack and it is fantastic. Thanks, Coffee Bean Corral, for making this wonderful coffee available.

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by on March 20, 2010

Bold, rich, with bourbon bean like smokiness. Even at a City roast, this is a deep bodied coffee. Candied Meyer lemon sweetness comes out as coffee cools. This reminds me of a Sumatran in terms of smokiness and deep body....mixed in with a Costa Rica Bourbon coffee. Really wonderful!!!

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by on March 3, 2010

I roasted this just short of 2nd crack. Very smooth body and sweet cup. I didn't notice the meyor lemon, pehaps I was looking for it too much. After even blending this with other coffee's not having this trait, I was real pleased tasting the yummy Meyer Lemon notes.

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