Mint, Lemongrass, Red Fruit, Sweet

Mint, Lemongrass, Red Fruit, Sweet

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La Cristalina

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Description

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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Reviews

4.0 out of 5

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.

Samantha Stultz

Kansas City

Member Since

May '17

5.0 out of 5

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.

Jessica Sheehan

Brentwood

Member Since

December '16

4.5 out of 5

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.

Jorge Valdez

Cambridge

Member Since

December '16

5.0 out of 5

Oh goodness yes

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

Patrick Jacobs

Trabuco Canyon

Member Since

July '17

4.0 out of 5

Good Roast

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

Chase Steele

Kent

Member Since

June '17

4.0 out of 5

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.

Steve Marshall

Woburn

Member Since

May '16

4.0 out of 5

Great coffee

Aeropress extraction

Tim hendricks

Richmond

Member Since

January '17

5.0 out of 5

Excellent

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

Steven goss

Port Saint Lucie

Member Since

November '16

4.0 out of 5

Sweet!

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

Cody Harris

Palm Beach Gardens

Member Since

October '16

3.0 out of 5

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.

Christopher Drew

Cedar Park

Member Since

July '17

5.0 out of 5

Smooth baby smooth

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

Amy Shuster

Beaverton

Member Since

July '14

La Cristalina

Excellent, subtle flavor.

Robert Delcamp

Cowan

Member Since

July '17

5.0 out of 5

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.

Brad Wile

Ada

Member Since

June '16

3.5 out of 5

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!

Kirsten ☕️

U.S.A

Member Since

April '13

4.5 out of 5

Delicious

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

Lisa Qiang

Member Since

July '17

3.5 out of 5

La Cristalina - Delicious as a pour-over!

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

Greg Rockhold

Hobbs

Member Since

August '17

4.0 out of 5

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.

Matthew Modica

Santa Rosa Beach

Member Since

October '17