Red Apple, Citrus, Sweet

Red Apple, Citrus, Sweet

Item information

El Balar

Item information


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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4.0 out of 5


Good tasty coffee

Mike telle


Member Since

December '17

5.0 out of 5

El Balar

Great flavor and full taste. Love it!

Sherri R.


Member Since

January '18


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

Paul Chialastri


Member Since

October '17

4.5 out of 5

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.

Ethan R


Member Since

October '15

4.0 out of 5

My favorite so far

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

Charles Gilliam


Member Since

February '18

El Balar

Excellent as usual!

Jan Gibbs

Santa Barbara

Member Since

February '18

1.0 out of 5

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.

Kim Vigneau


Member Since

June '18

Great Stuff.


steven groves


Member Since

July '18

5.0 out of 5

Best coffee yet

This has been the best coffee I've received yet! So smooth and balanced, but exceptionally bold.

Brittany Triola

Long Beach

Member Since

April '18