• Coffee Region Test: Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, and Columbia

    by  • July 9, 2017 • Coffee • 1 Comment

    I’ve ordered some South American beans to try from Columbia, Brazil, and Peru. It’s supposed to be pretty mellow overall, and I’m looking forward to trying them all. I also ordered some coffee from Latin America (Costa Rica) to try when I’m done with South America.

    If I put the whole coffee beans in the original packaging right into the freezer, it will last for years.  Then I can take my time and take advantage of free shipping for these larger orders.

    I was also reading about the different stages of coffee roasting.  I’m trying different regions of coffee, so it makes sense to not get the heavily roasted beans.  I need to get City Roasts whenever I can, so the nuances shine through.  Just say no to French Roasts!


    I live in Denver, Colorado, and I love it here. I love to organize events and do fun things with my friends, so you'll see a lot of that here. My first group started in 2002 when I put TrailDamage.com together, and we're still going strong. That's where the term "Monicarchy" came from. Obviously, it's a play on my name, but it also reflects that my groups are rarely democracies. We usually go where I want and when I want to go, and I'm lucky to have friends with the same interests. I also organize a movie group, a dinner group, and a group focusing on random nonsense.  Even though I'm fortunate to reign as a monicarch in many situations, we can't have what we want all the time. I'll have things to say about that, of course, and you can find my ramblings here. Thanks for stopping by!

    One Response to Coffee Region Test: Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, and Columbia

    1. Monica
      November 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      The City Roast Costa Rican was my least favorite. The beans were oily and the coffee wasn’t very interesting. Everything else was amazing.

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