El Balar

Red Apple, Citrus, Sweet

Variety: Caturra

Processing: Double Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Tarrazu, Costa Rica

Producers: The Robles Brothers

Altitude: 1500m

The Robles brothers were taught to grow coffee by their father, the owner of Finca el Balar. They have carried on the family business by opening their own coffee farms in the region, but they work together to manage their father's original farm in his old age. They were some of the first farmers in Tarrazu to open a micro-mill for their coffee, and have been producing excellent specialty-grade coffee ever since.

These Caturra beans are double washed for an amazing sweetness and clarity of flavor that we've come to love from Costa Rican coffees. A red apple note provides some texture and a crisp finish that pairs well with this coffee's bright citrus note. Don't worry about things getting too tart, however, because there's plenty of sweetness filling out this cup. It's an all-around great coffee, and we're happy to share it with you!

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Mike telle

Dover

Member Since
December '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Good

Good tasty coffee

03/24/18

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Sherri R.

Mantua

Member Since
January '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

El Balar

Great flavor and full taste. Love it!

03/26/18

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Paul Chialastri

Superior

Member Since
October '17

EL BALAR

Sweet and fruity. Very full, light flavor. Good morning coffee.

03/27/18

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Ethan Richerson

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Great Roast

Solid coffee. Good rubustness and earthiness, but a bit lacking in complexity. Edit: this coffee has evolved the last few days and now reveals a caramel nuttiness and smooth creaminess and sweetness throughout. Superb.

03/27/18

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Charles Gilliam

Madison

Member Since
February '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

My favorite so far

Really good. Very robust, good mouthfeel. Just the right amount of fruitiness without being overbearing.

03/29/18

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Jan Gibbs

Sebastopol

Member Since
February '18

El Balar

Excellent as usual!

07/07/18

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Kim Vigneau

Charleston

Member Since
June '18
2stars 018e1e340e9b434caf567799fb9fa4ffc3e260d079ff96d83b7b85f67ea69cc1

Did not order thus

I did not order this coffee but was still charged and shipped it, so I think it’s pretty terrible. Work on your customer service and maybe I’ll give this company another chance.

07/16/18

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