Black Currant, Chocolate, Molasses

Black Currant, Chocolate, Molasses

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San Rafael

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Description

Variety: Caturra

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Cauca, Colombia

Producers: Danilson Oidor

Altitude: 1900-2000m

The Inza region of Colombia is characterized by deep valleys bursting with plant life, which has earned the area the nickname 'La Tierra Adentro'. The locals growing coffee do so with particular attention to processing, and have organized a collective project to mill and test their crops and production methods. The flavors coming out of the area are pristine and distinctive among Colombian coffees. While you may be used to very fruit-forward Colombian coffees, San Rafael leans more into the rich chocolatey space, providing a cup with depth and resonance. A note of black currant contributes some tartness, and an underlying molasses-like sweetness keeps the profile reigned in and mellow. It's a smooth, refined taste that's sure to brighten your day.

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Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Yum.

100% the kind of coffee I like. Smooth. Not acidic.

Alexandria Zaugra

Los Altos

Member Since

December '17

4.5 out of 5

Very Nice!

Love the balance between fruit and chocolatey sweetness. Would prefer just a teensy bit more body, but I am still experimenting with brewing methods/conditions. Would buy again.

Mitchell Halpern

St Louis

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

I love this coffee!!!

Smooth and delicious!! I have this reserved for like my next 3 shipments!!!

Laurie Coleman

Holden

Member Since

February '16

5.0 out of 5

My first coffee from Moustache Coffee Club

I received my subscription to the club as a gift and was intrigued to see what it had to offer. If this selection is representative of all the coffees, then I'm going to be very pleased indeed. I'm a lighter roast fan and I love Colombian. The freshness is a big plus, too. More like this please!

Doyle Bowles

Richmond

Member Since

January '18

3.5 out of 5

First order

Prefer a bit darker. But more bite. Chocolate notes definitely came through.

Gregory Hitt

Falls Church

Member Since

January '18

4.5 out of 5

Great

This may be best from Columbia yet. Very smooth.

Jeremy Hales

Gowanda

Member Since

October '17

4.5 out of 5

Great

This may be best from Columbia yet. Very smooth.

Jeremy Hales

Gowanda

Member Since

October '17

5.0 out of 5

Superb!

Ordinarily, I prefer a darker coffee that packs a punch. However, I was very pleased with the aroma and velvety smooth finish. Will definitely purchase more coffee like this one.

Lamont Thompson

Richland Hills

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

So Far, My Favorite!!!

I’m relatively new to the fine coffee world and I liked to be able to say that I really enjoyed the berry cobbler notes, but unfortunately I’m not quite there yet :):) But what I can say about this coffee is that I absolutely love it and I am definitely purchasing more! Love the smoothness and the flavor! Very nice! I too have this coffee reserved for my next 3 shipments! Yay!!!

Ron M

Modesto

Member Since

November '17

5.0 out of 5

Terrific coffee: flavor, body, and balance

This is a wonderful coffee. It shows great balance of sweetness, acid, and body. Not too light, not too heavy and no real afterbite.

Sheldon Sachs

Mount Kisco

Member Since

September '16

5.0 out of 5

We really enjoyed it

Nothing much to add. It was tasty, smelled great, and we both enjoyed it.

Michael Divine

Saint Paul

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

Delicious

Working on refining my coffee palate. We brew on a Chemex and this coffee was wonderful. I can't say I was able to detect the different notes of molasses and chocolate, but I will say it was incredibly smooth.

Ben Egbers

Seattle

Member Since

January '18

4.0 out of 5

Yum

I would have liked a little more chocolate taste, but this is a delicious coffee as is. I enjoyed it as an espresso and americano. My fiancee liked it as a latte and cappuccino. I would definitely purchase this again.

Emilio Socci

Fountain Hill

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

Best one I’ve tasted

Awesome cup of coffee. Going to order this one again

Paul Litzenberger

Greer

Member Since

December '17

5.0 out of 5

My first order

This is a great coffee. Brewed it in a french press. Very smooth

Taren

Flourtown

Member Since

January '18

4.0 out of 5

Great!

Very smooth. A slight hint of fruit, but mostly a rich flavor. Delicious!

Chelsie Wermager

Luverne

Member Since

December '17

4.0 out of 5

We liked it!

Very fresh, definite chocolate undertones, a hint of fruit, slight acidity. Not quite as dark as we like, but thoroughly enjoyable.

David Martin

Atlanta

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

First Order

What a great first experience! Shipment was punctual (a day early, actually) and the tasting notes are spot on. I'm tempted to add this to the queue, but it's literally my first order, so I'll resist the temptation... For now...

Austin Lo

Petoskey

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

Favorite one yet!

Loved this one. Chocolate and molasses, yum.

Charles Schulz

Los Angeles

Member Since

December '17

3.5 out of 5

Tasty, but almost too smooth

This is a coffee that I wouldn't mind having again, but it is almost a little too smooth for my liking.

Anne Weaver

Fairbanks

Member Since

November '17

3.5 out of 5

Timorous and Tantalizing

Supremely delicate--almost too much so for my taste buds--and delicious. This won't ever be my go-to flavor profile, but it does serve admirably as a palette trainer/reset. Stretch those tasting muscles and reach for the ephemera on this one.

Benjamin Newland

HONOLULU

Member Since

January '18

4.0 out of 5

Enjoyed This Coffee

I tend to prefer coffees with a more robust flavor so I was not surprised I liked this one.

H2OWizard

Canonsburg

Member Since

December '17

4.0 out of 5

Colombian done right

This coffee had the darkness and nuttiness I love in a Colombian without going over the top. A really solid pick - one of my MCC faves.

Chris Caruso

Highland Heights

Member Since

December '15