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Colombia El Gato Supremo Bucaramanga

SKU COLBUC

Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes
Good medium body with a silky, smooth mouth feel, mild acidity, notes of sweet orange, slight nutty almond and sweet vanilla finish.

Attributes (1-7)

Flavors (1-4)

Specifications

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryColombia
  • Local RegionBucaramanga
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyCastillo, Colombia, Caturra, Typica
  • Altitude (meters)1,000 - 2,000 masl
  • HarvestOctober - December
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
Starting at $7.45 / lb
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Description

raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

El Gato Supremo is grown through the Santander Department, which is widely known for its natural, shade-grown coffees. These beans are cultivated in rich forests where volcanic soils, idyllic microclimates, and average temperatures between 68 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal for growing specialty-grade arabica.

A proper 17/18 screen Colombia Supremo green coffee, this bean is handpicked, washed, and milled by the Northeastern Colombian Coffee Cooperative (Cooperativa Cafetera Del Nororiente Colombiano).

Cupping Notes: Good medium body with a silky, smooth mouth feel, mild acidity, notes of sweet orange, slight nutty almond and sweet vanilla finish.

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June 26, 2024

Not Good... I was hoping it would be good because I love the price, but I like to drink good black coffee and the flavor for this is simply not there. I'm trying to find something that matches https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LSSABZ2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I guess I'll keep trying.

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Coffee Bean Corral June 26, 2024
September 4, 2023

I've tried a lot of different beans from different regions on CBC and every Colombian coffee that CBC has to offer at light, medium, and dark roasts, except for the geisha and decaf beans, and these are by far the best Colombian beans, as well as my favorite beans that CBC has. These are THE beans that represent everything that Colombian coffee is and stands for. Great body, smooth, chocolatey, nutty, with a little bit of fruit. Medium to medium-dark is the way to roast these beans. These beans make the best coffee to start your morning with. Low and slow is the way to go about roasting these while aiming for first first crack around 8 minutes. Aim for medium to medium-dark and you won't be disappointed.

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May 31, 2023

Medium Roast- Auto brewer-Light Body, light cocoa, spicy, slight sweetness, very bright, medium acidity, mild sourness in aftertaste. As espresso medium body, more spicy, acidic, greater sour finish. Nice to try & add to variety at home but will move on

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March 5, 2023

The best of 7 coffees I have roasted at home.

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February 11, 2023

This is in the top 3 of my favorite Columbia coffee roast to med to dark roast let sit for 3days enjoy thank you CBC for fast delivery and great beans

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January 30, 2023

When referring to Light or Dark it is (Light = 1 Cracks and Dark = 2 Crack) and we rated it from 1:10. The Light brew was with 8 Cups of Water and 50 Grams of Coffee and Flavor was sweet orange, slight nutty, vanilla with a rate of 12 and Strength of Coffee Strong . The Dark brew was with 8 Cups of Water and 46 Grams of Coffee and Flavor was weak Strawberry with a rate of 8.5 and Strength of Coffee Strong .

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December 23, 2022

Roasted in iron skillet. A decent mug of coffee To my palate, it's a mild coffee, even if darker roasted when it's better - but then it loses the distinct and pleasant nuttiness I tasted on the lighter roast. I'm new to this level of coffee interest, so might change my score after a few more varieties!

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October 12, 2022

I have roasted this as both a light roast and a dark roast ( a few seconds into second crack). I am very pleased with the quality and flavor. More importantly I am always impressed with the service and customer support from Coffee Bean Corral. I have not found any of the other beans I have purchased that I have not been pleased with. I roast in very small batches to last for just a few days at a time. I believe I will be a long time customer of this fine business. They are very helpful and respectful if you ever need to call them.

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October 1, 2022

I ordered 25 pounds of this and have been roasting it for a while. It makes pretty good coffee, I'm still figuring it out how I like it best. The two stars are for the description and misleading advertising: "A proper 17/18 screen Colombia Supremo green coffee" sets you up for very good expectations for the consistency of bean size. When I got my 25 pounds, I noticed that there were quite a lot of very tiny, oddly shaped beans. They would have turned to charcoal in each of my roasts. I contacted coffee bean corral customer service, and they pulled a sample. The business operations manager stated that she could clearly see that they were not uniform. Later after the pulled sample was examined, she clarified that what they meant by the "proper 17/18 screen" is actually just over 50% 17/18 screened, Roughly said that agricultural product is not perfect and plenty of misshapen coffee beans can make it through the screening. I'm still going to roast it and drink it, not at all thrilled at having to manually sort through every 8oz batch that I roast.

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September 22, 2022

This is one delicious coffee. I tried 1lb to begin with - roasted to 410F. Light/medium roast. This is one of my new must haves now! Great espressos with that roast level - very flavorful.

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September 14, 2022

I have been roasting coffee beans in my homemade coffee bean roaster for only one summer. I have tried so many different beans that I had to started keeping a list with notes. This bean is top notch. It tastes the way a fine coffee should. I have tried it 4 different ways. Light, medium, medium dark and dark roasted. My wife's favorite is light and I like mine full city plus one minute at 390º. My favorite coffee before I starting roasting my own was called 'Death Wish" coffee. It's what I compare other coffees to and it is what got me interested in roasting. The El Gato Supremo is an excellent coffee and my favorite so far. Share it with friends and show them how to roast it. CBC is a great resource and I am loving my new found hobby.

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August 18, 2022

I purchase 3lb bags . Roast in kaldi 7oz motorized drum roaster. Usually have 7-8 different roasts at all times. Coffee brewed in delonghi magnifica xs (lot of flexibility in brewing). I've only done one roast of this seed so far on 8-8. I'm drinking a cup now 8-18 and I believe this coffee gets a little better with longer rest time. All I want from a roast is🙂. Columbian has always had a little bolder taste which I like at times. I drink many 8oz cups through out the day because I love coffee. There is no coffee better then self roasted. Columbian is not my first choice raw seed. Ethiopian is plus it's the guarenteed crowd pleaser. Btw this bean after 10 day sit is showing a little oil on bean

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August 8, 2022

Deep rich flavor, chocolaty, with the right amount of bitter. It's full body and smooth. I love this coffee and will be going back to it.

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July 27, 2022

This El Gato coffee is awesome! We roast it to just 2nd crack, it’s smooth, chocolatey, the smell has the neighbors knocking on our door. Top notch service, shipping was fast and we always enjoy doing business with Coffee bean corral, what a reward there coffees are!

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July 24, 2022

Delicious roasted at full city, I roasted at 426 degrees for 6 min and then up to 440 degrees until just into 2nd crack and it is bursting with flavor. The price is nice and CBC ships quickly so I am very pleased.

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June 21, 2022

I've always been a fan of the Columbian Bucaramanga bean. I've been unable to find it the past few years. The low price made me feel a little wary, but this is the good stuff. A slow full city roast or maybe city+ (just into second crack) will bring out the extraordinary flavor of this bean. Blended with a little Louisiana smoked chicory during grinding, and you've a cup that makes all the time and effort and expense SO worth it. My wife, who doesn't like coffee, loves a cup on a cool morning with a dash of sugar and a dollop of milk. She calls it dark chocolate in a cup. I'm very glad I found CBC and this bean again.

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June 10, 2022

This is coffee is in my top 5 on favorites roast a little past 1st crack I can drink it all day thank you CBC for the great coffee and the growers

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May 6, 2022

Delicious everyday coffee. I roast it dark. Can’t go wrong with good Colombian bean. Coffee Bean Corral is my go to.. good prices, quick shipping.

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March 9, 2022

For the price the quality is outstanding. It's not the highest quality of character, but being on the lower end of the price scale, this didn't just meet expectations, but exceeded them. Personal desired roast is a city+ but have gone darker and it held up nicely.

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February 27, 2022

Oh my god! The aroma of these Colombian beans roasting micro-batches (1/2 cup green beans) is AMAZING! I am SO looking forward to tomorrow morning's coffee!

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February 12, 2022

Re: Mahesh's request for roasting assistance below. While not a roasting 'expert' by any means, I've seen and read enough to be dangerous. You probably answered your own question when you stated that your 3rd roast came out better when you slowed down the roast. Beans need time to develop their flavors, especially during the Maillard Phase, where sugars are being caramelized. Rushing through the roast will cause beans to be underdeveloped and bland. I roast with an SR 800 with an extension tube, but general roasting principals are still in play no matter the equipment. I typically hit 1st crack at about 6:30-7:00 into the roast, around 410-430° on the readout. Total roast time is 9-9 1/2 minutes, finish between 450-470°, trying to stop before reaching 2nd crack. I prefer a City+-Full City roast. The biggest thing is to not stall your roast, especially during 1st or 2nd crack. Consider purchasing an extension tube. It really expands your flexibility and consistency. Don't be afraid to tweak your heat or fan speed during the roast. Different beans respond differently based on density, drying process, etc. Unfortunately, there's not a 'one size fits all' roasting profile. For really informative videos on the Fresh Roast roasters, go to The Captain's Coffee website. They'll help you immensely. Hope this helps

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February 12, 2022

Received in a Colombian sample pack for 22% off with CBCs awesome 2/2/22 sale. Just a good cup of coffee. CBCs description is spot-on. Slightly bolder than the Huila Supremo. Rich, really fills your mouth. Not as chocolatey as Huila, maybe a little sweeter and nuttier. You're ready to face the day after drinking this one.

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January 24, 2022

I bought a sample size of this to see how it tastes. I roasted it on SR540 - first time, it came out so well - it tasted fine - not like Sumatra. I would rate this #2. Second time brewing, same bean, same roaster, same settings came out very under-roasted - no idea what happened (I am new to roasting - still same qty, settings can't have such a vast quality difference), 3rd time, I did the roast with much longer time and came out ok..If there are any roasting experts here, pl guide me. My settings are mostly 0-3.30 - F6P9; 3.30 - 5.00 - F6P8; 5-6.30 - F6P7; 6.30-7.30 - F6P6; 7.30 onwards cool down. I did hear two stages of cracks - first one at around 4 minute and second at around 6.30 mts.... This is certainly a good one but not my #1. Mahesh

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January 16, 2022

Roasted this Medium and Medium Dark. Both are excellent but my preference with this slightly more fragile Colombian is Medium. I get wonderful flavors with medium body which makes you want to drink this coffee all day long to the last drop. It’s really good. Roasted in my SR800 with Razzo V5 extension tube for about 10.5 minutes going through the drying out process for coffee with the extension tube.

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December 13, 2021

Fast shipping and coffee taste great.

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December 12, 2021

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November 12, 2021

This is a fantastic Colombian bean. I take it about 1 to 2 minutes into second crack. Very balanced, nutty, and chocolatey. Wonderful mouthfeel, very silky. Huge beans! This will be a mainstay in my house..

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September 23, 2021

Roast this coffee to med roast let sit for 3 days and enjoy this coffee is my favorite

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July 28, 2021

Roasted this two ways for a side-by-side tasting. Medium+ (late first crack) and Full City (well into 2nd crack). First crack happens at about 400 in a SR-540. Medium was a bit to acidic for my taste but some people may prefer this, but Full City is wonderful, bold, with a good "coffee" finish. Overall, a good bean to experiment with at different profiles. This is a keeper.

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July 16, 2021

This is my husband and my favorite. Mellow but interesting, the perfect anytime cup.

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July 7, 2021

Roasting it dark. Very good. Bold, balanced, flavor.

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July 6, 2021

Very nice. In espresso/milk drinks a light roast gives taste of honey, medium roast gives a nice Carmel flavor and dark gives chocolate taste.

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June 25, 2021

Nice large coffee beans with great flavor. I like to roast the beans to a medium dark flavor. The beans have nice, medium body with a slightly creamy mouth feel, bold acidity, and notes of sweet orange, slight nutty almond and sweet vanilla on the finish. I love Colombian coffee.

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June 23, 2021

good to the last drop taste like coffee is suppose to taste

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June 18, 2021

This is good coffee. Excellent for blending because of its rich mid-notes

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June 18, 2021

This coffee is to say the least is not only one of my favorites but my family's as well. This is on my personal favorites list

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June 17, 2021

Everything you said it would be. Another favorite. Smooth rich flavor.

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June 17, 2021

Truth is, in my 10+ years of roasting, I rarely buy Colombian coffee. I decided to snag a 5-pound bag of this when it was offered as one of "John's Favorites" in honor of CBC's owner's birthday. Since it happened to be my birthday, too, I bought it. Now...the rest of the truth. I love it! This is a flavorful coffee roasted to full city. Lots of texture, lots of body, and plenty to be thankful for in a daily coffee. I should have bought more on sale, because I'll definitely buy more.

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June 7, 2021

I just mixed the Columbian (2/3) with your Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (1/3) and had one of those wow moments. Classic Columbian taste with a nutty kick. Yall have great beans. Thanks.

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June 3, 2021

Think I finally found my favorite!

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May 27, 2021

I'm fairly new to roasting, but I've done a couple of roasts, and this coffee has a supreme texture. If I had to describe this in one word: silk. Very smooth and velvety. That being said, it has a very mild flavor. I think this would be great for someone to use in a custom blend to add some smoothness to their coffee.

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May 11, 2021

Very good cup of Columbian.

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April 26, 2021

Everything I want in a daily drinker

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April 7, 2021

El Gato is sweet with thick mouth feel. We taste light citrus. Excellent results over a wide range of roast profiles. Air tolerant. Roasted light to medium. Nine and a half to 14 minute roast.

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April 3, 2021

We roast this City to City Plus and find this is the best for flavor profile. Nicely balanced and full bodied. Pleased with the beans. Will order again.

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February 21, 2021

Smooth and full bodied at medium (14 minute) roast. Will happily order again.

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February 17, 2021

Premium quality, excellent flavor and easy roasting.

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February 16, 2021

I am very pleased with these beans I like my roast between city and city plus and so far this has hit the spot.

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September 18, 2020

Roasted to full city was pretty unremarkable in flavor and body, would not buy it again. Probably at lighter roasts might show more character, but I do not like light roast. At darker roasts I suspect it would probably lose any character. As as note to other reviewers, this coffee is from Colombia, therefore it's Colombian coffee, not Columbian.

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September 18, 2020

Roasted to full city was pretty unremarkable in flavor and body, would not buy it again. Probably at lighter roasts might show more character, but I do not like light roast. At darker roasts I suspect it would probably lose any character. As as note to other reviewers, this coffee is from Colombia, therefore it's Colombian coffee, not Columbian.

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August 31, 2020

nice, sweet, some wood, rose, wheat, cocoa, hay, smoky, hazelnut. rich body, thick, nice. stopped shortly after 1st crack. good also with cream & sugar.

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August 31, 2020

nice, sweet, some wood, rose, wheat, cocoa, hay, smoky, hazelnut. rich body, thick, nice. stopped shortly after 1st crack. good also with cream & sugar.

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July 19, 2020

I'm a Colombia fan and this was pretty good. I took the first roast to 2nd crack and that was too far for me. Next batch, roast went to medium and I liked it much better. It roasts fast, so keep an eye on it.

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June 8, 2020

One of the best Colombians I have tasted. When roasted medium it is a full bodies coffee.

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June 3, 2020

I got a 5 pound bag and just did my first roast this Sunday. Tastes great. Now I get to focus on my expected output. :)

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May 28, 2020

Full body roast very good at City or full city roast.

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April 14, 2020

I only buy Colunbian.........this is a good choice

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April 12, 2020

One of the best Columbian beans I have ever tasted, especially when roasted to an oily dark color--really brings out the smooth chocolate flavor.

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January 19, 2020

I love almost every Colombian I've tried and this El Gato is as good as any ever have been! My Hive roaster brought out some nutty, almond notes and it has a very nice body and a pleasing aftertaste. This is a "special" bean in my book.

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October 16, 2019

Awesome beans makes awesome coffee

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August 29, 2019

This is one of my favorites.

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