Cocoa, Orange, Floral

Cocoa, Orange, Floral

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Santa Elena #2 2020

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Huila, Colombia


Variety: Caturra, Castillo

Processing: Washed

Origin: Huila, Colombia

Producers: Maria Damaris Medina

Altitude: 1836m

Another year has come and gone, which means it's time for another exceptional coffee from Maria Damaris Medina’s Santa Elena farm in Colombia! We look forward to these lots every year for their consistent sweetness and clarity - and this year is no exception. The lot this year is a mix of Caturra and Castillo plants that deliver on the quality we’ve come to expect from Huila and from Ms. Medina’s coffees.

Similar to the previous lot, this coffee strikes a great balance between notes of bright orange and a more substantive, dark chocolate. Of course, there’s a floral quality in the background providing some levity - but on the whole, this is a coffee with a profile that’s composed and predictably delicious. Santa Elena is the sort of coffee that won’t overpower the rest of your breakfast - it’s an easy drinker that we just can’t stop sipping on no matter when it’s brewed. Cheers!

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4.0 out of 5

Tasty and well-balanced

Flavors come together well to form a cohesive whole. A bit more of an acidic bite than recent Colombians, but nothing overpowering. Good stuff.

Ethan R


Member Since

October '15

4.5 out of 5

Better by the sip

The smell post bean grind had me thinking more acidic than what the house likes. But that was wrong post brew. This is a great mix for our house. I like less citrus/floral and my smarter half likes less acidity. This has to be one of the better compromises. I would order again. My description is less scientific - smooth finish, taste a bit of the cocoa at the end.

Tim McCarthy


Member Since

June '16

5.0 out of 5

Nice coffee

The aroma is really good & different. Amazing taste & refreshing.

Srishti Kalra

San Jose

Member Since

December '20

5.0 out of 5

Bright and beautiful

This coffee is bright and acidic especially for Columbia. Very flavorful and lots of citrus when brewed on my v60. It's sure to brighten up even the dreariest Monday morning.

Matt Saffer


Member Since

December '20

4.0 out of 5

Good, not great

This is enjoyable, but not as dynamic as many of the other coffees Moustache has sent.

Dustin Elliott


Member Since

July '15

2.5 out of 5

Santa Elena

Average, not particularly special for my personal preference.

george garrison


Member Since

December '19

5.0 out of 5

Really nice accents.

This coffee has great variety, yet it is also distinct. I have found it going best at a brew temperature of aprx 201 on Kalitta Wave pour over. One one hand it has a very strong orange fruit type flavor. On the other, the chocolate accent is quite pronounced-more like cocoa or baking chocolate. This coffee has quite a strong body and also I found it to have a strong finish with a bit of a bitter aftertaste-which some people might like. Really enjoyed it.

Skylar Venema


Member Since

May '20

5.0 out of 5

Yet another great coffee!

Love everything I get. Rich flavor, perfect roast. Always looking forward to the next bag.

Rosario De La Cruz


Member Since

December '19

4.0 out of 5


I made a point of trying this coffee before reading the Moustache description and taster's notes, so I could experience the flavor without being influenced by those words. Well, I can't identify specific flavors like expert tasters can, so I wouldn't say I picked up on notes of cocoa, orange, or floral. But what did pop into my head on taking the first sip was the word "warm". And I didn't mean that in the temperature sense, since obviously the hot coffee had a rather high temperature. I meant that there was something especially soothing about the flavor. It's pleasant and mellow (in a full-bodied way). I liked it very much.

Justin Aleo


Member Since

December '15

5.0 out of 5

Balanced and Beautiful

There are really no words to describe this exquisite coffee.

James Martino


Member Since

November '20