Tasting Notes: Floral, Nectarine, Cocoa

Tasting Notes: Floral, Nectarine, Cocoa

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La Palestina

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Jaen, Peru

Description

Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache

Processing: Washed

Origin: Jaen, Peru

Producers: Anibal Alarcon

Altitude: 1769m

Farm Size: 5 Hectares

Anibal is a second generation coffee farmer, Finca La Palestina has been in his family for 40 years. In addition to planting four types of coffee, he also grows beans, catuca, and plantains. Anibal's farm is in the San Jose de Alto area of Jaen, one of the highest altitude growing areas with near-constant rain, making it a great place for all types of coffee to thrive. He is looking forward to expanding into more unique varietals in the near future - but for now he's seeing great success with the coffee he's already growing, and we can see why: it's incredibly delicious!

We love the delicate florals and bright, nectarine sweetness that this coffee presents upfront - it's awesome to have a coffee that so clearly exhibits these often difficult-to-isolate traits. Beyond the lighter notes, a cup of La Palestina has a rich, chocolatey backbone that gives the florals and citrus flavors something to contrast with. It's a luscious, decadent brew that definitely tastes fancy. If you're looking to impress a friend, family member, or coworker with a really delicious cup of coffee - we think this might be just the bean for you to flex your brewing skills.

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Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Pretty Good

La Palestina is a well-balanced and interesting coffee with something for everyone - a floral nose, a subtle citric high note layered upon a chocolatey chassis. Flavors aren't quite as robust and strong as I would have preferred, but this is still an enjoyable coffee.

Ethan R

Sausalito

Member Since

October '15

4.0 out of 5

Makes a wonderful cold brew!

I've really been enjoying this as a cold brew coffee. Thoroughly refreshing!

J. Fox

High Point

Member Since

June '14

5.0 out of 5

Balanced and flavorful

I make this with a chemex and enjoy the well-rounded, deep flavor. Ordering it again and looking forward to it!

Kirsten ☕️

U.S.A

Member Since

April '13

4.0 out of 5

La Palestina

While I enjoy coffee with strong tea tastes, or strong chocolate tastes, I'm always looking for a new Moustache coffee after two weeks because I don't think I could drink those coffees day after day for any long period of time. Welcome La Palestina, a beautifully balanced, but subtle coffee. Yes, it has floral notes, and a cocoa-like backbone, but great coffees, like great wines, are so beautifully balanced that they are hard to 'take apart.' I could drink La Palestina just about forever, and it is one of the best roasts that I've ever had from Moustache. Keep 'em coming!

Randall LaLonde

Millcreek

Member Since

July '15

5.0 out of 5

Smooth Cocoa Finish, just as promised!

My new 1zpresso k-pro manual grinder really brought out the smooth cocoa finish in this coffee on the first try. Definitely feels elegant and perfect for early afternoon sipping. Love it.

Araminta Midkiff

Lopez Island

Member Since

February '20

4.0 out of 5

Ok

I prefer the fruitier beans for my cappuccinos.

sterling robertson

Los Angeles

Member Since

May '20

5.0 out of 5

Absolutely delicious!

This coffee is so enjoyable. Floral right off the bat, and absolutely delicious as it cools and opens up!

Dustin Elliott

Philadelphia

Member Since

July '15

5.0 out of 5

Loved it!

Absolutely loved this coffee.

Dustin Elliott

Philadelphia

Member Since

July '15

3.0 out of 5

Bold and balanced

While brewing I got hit with a nice cherry/plum scent. That got me excited, but oddly enough that flavor wasn't found in the coffee. I brew using a breville youbrew single cup on 3 strength and 3 boldness. It's got a rich bold taste with some citrus notes to balance it out. One of bolder coffees I have had from Moustache. I probably won't order this one again, I find whenever a coffee states floral notes it tends to be one I rate a little lower. But I am glad to have tried it.

TLeah Summers

Dudley

Member Since

April '19