I recently visited Costa Rica, and after tasting the coffee from the hillside farms I have been trying to find a good example of it back home. Found it! This coffee is as good if not better than coffee I drank 20 yards from where it was grown.
I brewed it strong with a pour over brewer. Delicious!
My family and I bought the Coffee Collection to try every bean. The Single Origin Costa Rican was such a delightful surprise! The hint of spice (is it cinnamon? chili pepper? we couldn't quite identify the source of the delicate heat) was noticeable when we tasted it black, but less so when we added a little cream. Either way was truly enjoyable. (I can tolerate 'spicy', but a few family members cannot, so when I say "delicate heat", I mean it - it was subtle enough that their sensitive palates enjoyed it just as much as I did.) The Costa Rican is worth a try. We rated it 4.5/5 (probably docking 0.5 only because it followed the Guatemalan in our taste test journey).