Coffee Reviews

San Isidro – Casino Mocca

Andrew Pautler

San Isidro - Casino Mocca

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    San Isidro
  • Roaster
    Casino Mocca
  • Roaster Location
    Budapest, Hungary
  • Estimated Price
    $25 / 200 g
  • Flavor Notes
    Cranberry, strawberry, white grape
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    Caturra, Catuai
  • Country
    Costa Rica
  • Region
    Heredia
  • Elevation
    1750 MASL
  • Producer
    Ruiz Family, Finca San Isidro
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Espro BLOOM, Flower
  • Roast Date
    September 14, 2020
  • Review Date
    October 10, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
9.5 / 10
Body
8.5 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Fresh fruit sweetness
  • Layered fruit flavored notes

Cons
  • Acidity potentially too strong for some

San Isidro was the September 2020 subscriber box coffee for Yonder Coffee. It was a naturally processed Costa Rican coffee from the Hungarian roaster Casino Mocca. I’ve been incredibly impressed with the various naturally processed Central and South American coffees I have tried this year and San Isidro fit in this trend.

The coffee begins with an incredibly strong fragrance that was sweet, creamy and full of berry notes. The coffee had a light, yet creamy body and was extremely juicy with sweet tart notes of fresh fruit (specifically strawberry). It has a tart apple acidity mixed with lemon citrus that almost makes you pucker on the first sip. The strawberry sweetness is quite pronounced throughout the entire sip and lingers long into the finish. The coffee is well-balanced, clean and was easy to dial in when brewing.

The Bottom Line

Yonder Coffee delivered again with an excellent coffee that was complex, sweet and delicious. I savored the 200 grams I had until the final brew.

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