Jose Alviero

Citrus, Honey, Grape, Almond

Variety: Caturra, Colombia

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Narino, Colombia

Producers: Jose Alviero Valdez

Altitude: 1900-2000m

This coffee is a perfect example of Narino coffee: sweet and bright with a balance of more savory flavors. These Caturra and Colombia beans benefit from Narino's natural landscape. The warm tropical days give the coffee plants plenty of sun, while the high altitude and cool nights ensure that the cherries grow slowly and develop nuanced flavors. From a flavor standpoint, this coffee is very well rounded. There's some zesty citrus acidity up front, accentuated by some honey sweetness and touch of green grape tartness. However, it wouldn't be a Narino coffee without some more savory characteristics, delivered by a smooth almond note that really rounds out this cup and makes for a coffee that everyone will enjoy!

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Member Since
July '16
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Loads of Citrus

This coffee seems especially citrus-y and bright, would do very well in a cafe de olla situation, or in craft cocktails. Love how smooth the body is, and the hint of almond that you get. A pretty good coffee overall.


Randall LaLonde


Member Since
July '15
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Jose Alveiro Columbian

I found this to be a typical Columbian coffee, tangy, but very smooth. Moustache coffee is always fresh, and usually very good.


Greg Goodell


Member Since
December '17

Jose Alveiro

Thanks for this. The past 3 coffees you've sent are good and especially fresh but all finish with a bitter flavor- not our style. Would like something with a smooth finish all the way through!


Jason Gots


Member Since
September '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

A wee bit on the sour/citrusy side for my taste.

Objectively, this is probably a great coffee. After the initial citrus burst, it does round out with a nutty finish. But the citrus burst was a bit too overt for my liking.


Peter Mitchell

Rapid City

Member Since
August '16
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84


This is a very solid coffee, while it is very bright and citrus like most of the other reviews are saying, I also found it to have a chocolatey nuttiness to it as well typical to South American coffees.


Jeremy Hales


Member Since
October '17
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c


Very light roast. Smooth. Distinct South American flavor. Loved it.




Member Since
December '17
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Makes a Good Cup of Coffee

I enjoyed this coffee. I do like South American coffees.


Paul Foose


Member Since
December '14
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Jose Alviero

I liked it.