March 11, 2012 Nathan

Coffee Bean Review: Plantation Coffee Roasters Costa Rica La Lapa

So a little while back I reviewed a cafe called Shucked. Shucked made my top ten cafes for 2011, largely on the back of the sensational single origin they served up, which was, drum roll, a Costa Rica La Lapa.

When I wrote that original review, one of my criticisms of Shucked was that I didn’t know who roasted their Shuck’n’Awe blend and that sensational Single Origin. One thing led to another, and their roaster, Shaf, from Plantation Coffee Roasters got in touch with me to let me know a) he roasts for Shucked, and b) he’s a new roaster on the scene in Brisbane. Again, one thing led to another, and suddenly I had a bag of the very same Costa Rican coffee in my hot little hands to review.

Now. Initially I’d planned to do all sorts of fancy stuff like using the Costa Rican in my Chemex, and putting it through its brewing paces. But I didn’t. Because it was just so good through my espresso machine. Tasty. Not quite the lemon meringue tasty that Shucked served up. I’m not packing a fancy La Marzocco. But sweet. Citrus. Tasty.

Here it is going through its paces in my lab/kitchen.

Plantation Coffee Roasters is working on a roastery of some sort. In the mean time they’re roasting coffee for the following locations:

Shucked Coffee House
9 Creswell St , Newstead

Venice Gelato Cafe
shop22/315 Brunswick st
Fortitude Valley

Star Fish Cafe
12 Goggs Rd
Jindalee

Sunshine kebabs
Eastern Rd
Browns Plains

If you’re interested in finding out more about Plantation, find them on Facebook here. I can highly recommend checking out their wares at Shucked.

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About the Author

Nathan Nathan is a coffee lover, home roaster, amateur barista and coffee tinkerer. He's married, has two kids, one turtle, and for a day job works for Creek Road Presbyterian Church. He previously worked in PR. This blog is his attempt to make coffee tax deductible.

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