Vanilla, Grape, Almond

Vanilla, Grape, Almond

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El Morito

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Description

Variety: Pache

Processing: Washed

Origin: Jalapa, Guatemala

Producers: Roberto Monterroso

Altitude: 1500-2100m

Roberto Monterroso's farm El Morito has been in operation since 1994, and in that time his production has scaled dramatically. Roberto is a true jack-of-all-trades in the specialty coffee world, growing all sorts of varietals from Geishas to Maragogype and experimenting with pretty much every conceivable processing method. His love of all things coffee has landed him several top 5 finishes in Guatemala's Cup of Excellence, which speaks to the expertise he brings to his crops. We loved this lot of washed Pache the minute we cupped it, and we think you'll notice its quality as soon as your first brew blooms.

We couldn't get enough of the strong vanilla aroma that El Morito exhibits at the outset, which carries over to become a defining characteristic of the cup. Also present is a light grape note that adds just enough tartness, and a smooth almond flavor that lingers delightfully even after you've finished your coffee. We love how mellow and refined this flavor profile is, and how consistently it delivers stellar tastes no matter what brewing method you use. We're looking forward to hearing your reactions, let us know how you like it by rating your coffee and drop us a line!

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Well balanced

So good! Vanilla note is so delicious. Not too acidic or sweet. I can drink this everyday.

Sunha P

Jersey City

Member Since

June '18

3.5 out of 5

Solid

Very well balanced.

Eric L Mullen

Grand Rapids

Member Since

October '18

4.0 out of 5

Well balanced

Could smell the grape on the beans and the brew is delicious

Zach Miller

Ellensburg

Member Since

October '18

4.0 out of 5

First Order

Clean and Fresh

Christine Salamone

Pemberton

Member Since

October '18

5.0 out of 5

Fantastic

What a great cup. To me this leaves a lasting taste Almond Rocca. Super unique and delicious! Balance, flavor and creaminess.

Erich Skoor

Santa Clara

Member Since

November '17

4.5 out of 5

Another great coffee

A great bean. Smooth and clean.

Ryan Jackson

Simi Valley

Member Since

March '16

4.5 out of 5

Comfort Coffee

Rich vanilla. Delicious.

James Walton

Orange

Member Since

February '18

4.0 out of 5

Love vanilla

I'm a fan of anything vanilla & I loved the smooth & subtle flavor of this brew.

Cathy Wood

Corinth

Member Since

December '17

4.0 out of 5

Intriguing!

A clean yet layered flavor profile--love the lingering vanilla.

Cathy Wood

Corinth

Member Since

December '17

4.5 out of 5

Delicious

Very nice. fruity but not sweet

Benjamin Saphier

Brooklyn

Member Since

October '18

4.0 out of 5

First order

Very flavorful! Smooth and light. Vanilla and almond flavors.

christine reynolds

Rockford

Member Since

October '18

Well balanced

Initially beans had a lovely / heavy almond aroma but didn’t taste it as much - which I wished it did. Thinking the sweet/nutty flavor of the beans neutralized any acidity. Overall solid coffee that I feel I can drink any time of the day, all day long. Probably a great gift for friends/family when u don’t know their specific preference.

D Min

San Francisco

Member Since

August '18

4.0 out of 5

Balanced coffee

It was very good and the vanilla notes are delicious

David Warhaft

Medicine Hat

Member Since

November '17

4.5 out of 5

Firm for a Light Coffee

In general I like light coffees, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. This one is light and flavorful, but firm enough to have some bite to it it as well. Circumstances arranged to have a bit left in the fridge one day and it tastes lovely cold as well.

Benjamin Newland

HONOLULU

Member Since

January '18

3.5 out of 5

Not as vibrant flavors as others

Tasting notes are not as vibrant as previous bags (we've been subscribers for 3 years). But it is still delicious and enjoyable! Every bag we have ever received has been incredible.

Dustin Elliott

Philadelphia

Member Since

July '15

3.0 out of 5

El Morito

Not as unusual as the 'tobacco tones' in my previous coffee, but still a very good cup. Nice vanilla note, and very balanced. I love the diversity of the Moustache coffees.

Randall LaLonde

Millcreek

Member Since

July '15

4.0 out of 5

Surprised

Enjoyed it more than I thought I would, my subscription is off to a good start!

Henry Phung

Arcadia

Member Since

October '18

4.0 out of 5

Smooth as espresso!

For filter, it was a really balanced cup of coffee with sweetness, acidity and lingering sense of comfort. It deviated from my typical Kenya or Ethopia floral or fruit bomb style, but I enjoyed the coffee. I didn't get the opportunity to brew it up via filter methods because I really began to enjoy it as espresso once it was dialed in.

Andrew Ernst

Seattle

Member Since

May '15