La Cristalina

Mint, Lemongrass, Red Fruit, Sweet

Variety: Caturra, Colombia

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2016

Origin: Guatica, Colombia

Producer: Guatica Small-holders

Altitude: 1500-1900m

This coffee comes from the municipality of Guatica in the Risaralda department of Colombia. Farmers from five villages in the municipality have come together to form a coffee association called "La Cristalina," named after the crystal-clear waterfall in the municipality. Together, they share techniques and resources, continually improving their farms and production practices. This washed coffee is crisp and refreshing, reminiscent of its namesake. Strong mint and lemongrass notes make a flavor that's mellow and sippable, before a smooth fruity sweetness comes in to finish out the cup. A coffee this smooth and consistent is a nice change of pace from the often bold and bright flavors you find in premium coffee, and we're excited for you to try it!

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Samantha Stultz

Kansas City

Member Since
May '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Sweet flavor

I really like the sweetness of this blend. I normally prefer a smoother, bolder roast - but loved the complexity of this brew and could definitely taste the mint and lemongrass.

06/27/17

Jessica Sheehan

Springfield

Member Since
December '16
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Delicious

This has really hit the spot. Makes a great iced coffee as well. You can really taste all the flavors they mention in this.

07/12/17

Jorge Valdez

Boston

Member Since
December '16
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Great coffee - mint!

To my surprise, the mint and lemongrass notes were easy to pick up and actually worked out really well. Made on Chemex.

07/13/17

Patrick Jacobs

Rancho Santa Margarita

Member Since
July '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Oh goodness yes

Nice bright and sweet start and subtle fruity finish. Great quality and well roasted. Made with kalita wave and chemex.

07/13/17

Chase Steele

Kent

Member Since
June '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Good Roast

Lemongrass was definitely most prevalent flavor. Very smooth cup of coffee! Made on v60

07/14/17

Steve Marshall

Woburn

Member Since
May '16
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Good light roast

This is a flavorful light roast. I usually stay away from fruity coffee because it can be too sweet and tart for me. I did not have a any issues with this one. Great for a cup and some Saturday morning cartoons.

07/18/17

Tim hendricks

Richmond

Member Since
January '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Great coffee

Aeropress extraction

07/27/17

Steven goss

Port Saint Lucie

Member Since
November '16
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Excellent

Nice and smooth. Definitely can taste the lemongrass and hint o mint. Made In bunn trifecta

07/28/17

Cody Harris

Palm Beach Gardens

Member Since
October '16
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Sweet!

Really enjoying this Colombian, the red fruit and sweetness really shine. Brewing with my Kalita Wave

08/02/17

Christopher Drew

Cedar Park

Member Since
July '17
6stars a4a0e8b53d318f1f0b1943d53a0b95109dbd5f60e4cf474e2c52c9a78a743e2a

Great flavor

I love the distinct taste of the coffee. It was like nothing I ever tried before and the flavor was wonderful. However, it was a little light for me. I normally prefer a darker roast. I will be sharing this with one with friends and family.

08/09/17

Amy Shuster

Beaverton

Member Since
July '14
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Smooth baby smooth

Loved this coffee! Made as pour over and in my morning cappuccinos. Great flavours and very smooth. Was delicious!

08/17/17

Robert Delcamp

Cowan

Member Since
July '17

La Cristalina

Excellent, subtle flavor.

08/20/17

Brad Wile

Ada

Member Since
June '16
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Wonderful

I brewed this as a pour over, and was so happy with the bouquet. Delightfully fruits and balanced acidity on the palate. One of my faves from MCC.

08/21/17

Kirsten Barrie

U.S.A

Member Since
April '13
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Well balanced

I use it to make bulletproof style, which does cover up the flavor a bit - but it still was able to come through and was delicious!

08/21/17

Lisa Qiang

Member Since
July '17
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Delicious

This coffee was exceptionally smooth and the flavors really came out when cold-brewed.

08/21/17

Greg Rockhold

Hobbs

Member Since
August '17
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

La Cristalina - Delicious as a pour-over!

I used a medium grind and a heavier amount to brew a well-bodied pour-over.

09/13/17

Matthew Modica

Santa Rosa Beach

Member Since
October '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Smooth and Aromatic

A nice cup, smooth mouth feel and wonderfully aromatic. My favorite coffees are ones that make your mouth water as it’s brewing and this one does it nicely.

10/14/17