Cane Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate

Cane Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate

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Villa Clabelinota

Item information

Ciudad Bolivar, Colombia


Variety: Caturra, Colombia

Processing: Washed

Origin: Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia, Colombia

Producers: Hernan Prieto & Eugenio Soto

Altitude: 1510-1800m

Cup Score (Importer): 87

Farm Size: 22 Hectares

We're very excited for another lot from brothers Hernan & Eugenio Prieto Soto - who together farm coffee at Finca Villa Clabelina in Antioquia, Colombia. Their family has been growing coffee on the property for over 50 years, and they are members and leaders in the local coffee growers association. This is a smaller lot subdivided from their 105,000 coffee trees - hence the name "Clabelinota" - but the flavors are anything but diminutive.

This is a rich coffee with dessert-like qualities, a mix of cane sugar, caramel, and chocolatey tones conjure images of warm cookies or salted caramel parfaits. It's a departure from the other lot we featured from Villa Clabelina this season that leaned more into strawberry and fruit notes - but that's the beauty of an operation as organized as the one the Prioto Sotos run. Lots are well-separated and processed with care, which allows different flavors to come into their own for each lot. Treat yourself to a cup, and maybe another... and another. Bottoms up!

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4.5 out of 5

Dessert in a cup

Rich and dessert-like coffee is an apt description. Delicious, and the perfect way to start Thanksgiving morning.

Ethan R


Member Since

October '15

5.0 out of 5


Light and sweet and tasty!

Edward Brown

West Hartford

Member Since

January '19

2.5 out of 5

Good but wanted more

Beans smelled good but when brewed the smell and flavor weren’t as noticeable. I might have been heavy with the grinds. It was good but not missed some of the flavor.

Tim McCarthy


Member Since

June '16

4.5 out of 5

Morning Treat - Beans Smell Like Chocolate. Coffee Tastes like Burnt Caramel

I'm pleasant surprised by these beans. When I opened these beans, I was immediately overcame by a toasty chocolate fragrance. The freshly brewed black coffee (I used a Vietnamese coffee filter) tastes and smell more like caramel, with some burnt (but in a good way). However, the coffee was more acidic than I prefer. I resolved the issue by adding milk and sugar.

On 12/20/20 BJ said

Hey Maggie, Glad you enjoyed it! It's a pretty unique profile for us, but one that's been fun to brew.

Maggie Li


Member Since

December '20

3.0 out of 5

Much brighter than expected

It didn't taste at all as I had expected. Much fruitier and brighter than described. Not what I would consider a dessert coffee.

David Bankson


Member Since

December '20

5.0 out of 5

Rich & satisfying

Perfect for the holidays.

Cathy Wood


Member Since

December '17

4.0 out of 5

Perfect for wintertime drinking.

I generally prefer fruitier coffees, but this one blew me away. It is warm and sweet without any particular fruit notes, though as others have noted there is significant acidity: I found that I felt it more than tasted it. The caramel is obvious, and I occasionally got an almost salty accent which highlighted it. I found that the beans had a distinct vegetal smell to them, but didn't pick anything similar out after brewing.

Jacob MacDonald


Member Since

April '18

5.0 out of 5


Very sweet with dessert vibes if you're into that. I personally like a less sweet coffee in the morning to jolt me awake but this is great for an afternoon pick me up treat.

Staci Jennings


Member Since

December '20

4.5 out of 5

A Warm Hug in a Mug (Corny but true)

Smooth, sultry and absolutely pleasing! I love the rich aroma and flavor from these beans. I'll definitely get them again!!!

On 01/07/21 BJ said

Sometimes corny just fits - glad to hear it! :)

Paul Carll


Member Since

June '18

3.5 out of 5


Good cup with nice aromas and medium light body.

Daniel S Bieler


Member Since

September '18