Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, Cacao Nibs

Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, Cacao Nibs

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Vista Del Lago

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Description

Variety: Caturra, Catuai

Processing: Honey

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Tarrazu, Costa Rica

Producers: Vernie Navarro

Altitude: 1650m

These delicious honey-processed beans hail from the San Francisco farm in Tarrazu, Costa Rica. Vernie Navarro is a fourth generation coffee farmer, and his family has taken great care to ensure that their coffee gets better every year. Using a mechanical pulper, they leave about 20% of the mucilage on each bean and dry them in African-style beds, rotating every 30 minutes for even moisture content. The combination of hard work and great history make Vernie Navarro's beans stand out from the crowd with explosive sweetness, the likes of what you would find in cotton candy or bubble gum. It's a strong flavor, with undertones of a more subtle sweetness like cocoa nibs that give it a little complexity. This is a fun coffee, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Delicious

Not my favorite so far but very, very good. I haven’t been disappointed by any of the coffee yet.

Jeremy Hales

Gowanda

Member Since

October '17

4.0 out of 5

Great coffee. Bad Note name.

Keep the coffee. Good stuff. Please Lose/Disallow/Delete the Bubble Gum note descriptor. It makes it taste bad even before the first sip...But then I quit holding my nose. And it didn’t taste like bubble gum. Thankfully it tasted great. I used a Sharpie to mark out the note on the label. It tasted even better then. #mindgame

Newton Farrar

tyler

Member Since

January '17

3.5 out of 5

Good quality, but too cotton candy-ish for me

The smell is great, and we will enjoy the whole bag, but we are adding lots of water to the beans to keep the cotton candy flavor minimal. Definitely high quality, though.

Anne Weaver

Fairbanks

Member Since

November '17

4.0 out of 5

Vista del lago

Smooth and easy to drink

Seraphina Havens

Bluffdale

Member Since

January '18

4.0 out of 5

Amazing coffee

Smaller coffee beans that pack and amazing amount of flavor. Loved every sip not my absolute favorite but a very close second.

Jason Toma

Lowell

Member Since

February '14

3.0 out of 5

Not bad flavor ...was smooth...but not a very interesting flavor profile

Alex Janos

SUGARLAND

Member Since

February '18

3.5 out of 5

I love cotton candy and after reading the reviews thought I would love this coffee. Unfortunately, I didn't get the cotton candy notes at all. Mostly tasted the cacao. Coffee was good but not what I was expecting it to be.

Maile Clark

San Jose

Member Since

January '18

3.5 out of 5

Upstate NY

This was our first coffee through the club. Love the story. Typically prefer a little stronger flavor. Not getting too much sweetness. Very smooth and I’m enjoying drinking.

Cassaundra Thompson

Cortland

Member Since

March '18

3.0 out of 5

This is good coffee but not what I expected it to taste like. I did not get the Bubble Gum or Cotton Candy notes at all.

Ryan Smith

Mckinney

Member Since

July '16

4.5 out of 5

Good coffee

Sweet, mellow. Excellent body in a french press.

Jeff Ward

Elkridge

Member Since

January '16

4.0 out of 5

Very Good!

Very smooth and well balanced. I didn't get any bubble gum but there was definitely a sweetness to it. The aroma was amazing and it really does make for a great cup of coffee.

Mark Lago

South Miami

Member Since

March '18

3.5 out of 5

Sweet and Subtle

This coffee is a sweeter coffee with a subtle taste. It is a great cup of coffee after dinner!

Thomas Meyer

Surprise

Member Since

July '16

5.0 out of 5

Best so far.

This is the best of the 3 flavors I received so far. Very nice also in french press. Thanks a bunch.

James Walton

Orange

Member Since

February '18

4.0 out of 5

Excellent balance of sweet and acidic

Mildly sweet and smooth, with rich flavors that are pleasant and lasting.

Sheldon Sachs

Mount Kisco

Member Since

September '16

5.0 out of 5

Drank it black

Usually I am not much of a coffee drinker, but I signed up for this since my team at work got our own coffee pot. Yesterday, it was just a few of us on the weekend crew and we ground some up and made a pot. We were really curious about the strange descriptors and were not disappointed-- I was sitting around drinking it black. Will buy again!

On 04/05/18 Sean Reilly said

Glad you enjoyed it Taylor, there's lots of more great coffees down the coffee rabbit hole :)

Taylor Patrick

Mechanicsville

Member Since

March '18

4.0 out of 5

Good balance

Easily tasted the cacao with hints of sweeter notes at the beginning of sweet notes. Good balance. The first honey processed coffee I've had and would definitely try more.

Asad Akbany

Brooklyn

Member Since

March '18

4.5 out of 5

Very Tasty Indeed!

Deep, complex, and smooth. I thoroughly enjoyed this coffee through my Hario v60. I didn't get the cotton candy or bubble gum notes though. All I tasted was a great cup of coffee! Fantastic smell too! :)

Joseph DiCicco

MONACA

Member Since

December '17

5.0 out of 5

Game Changer

At 73 I don't look forward to much anymore. However, this coffee put a whole new outlook on getting up in the morning. This is one of the most memorable flavors I have ever experienced. If you have not tried it yet you are missing on a real taste bud treat!

On 04/05/18 Sean Reilly said

Hey John, I'm genuinely delighted that our coffee makes you feel that way, it's always great to hear that people are enjoying what we are doing, thanks!

John Robert Haneke

Daytona Beach

Member Since

March '18