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Colombia Don Enrique Reserve Excelso
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La Minita brings new beans from Nariño, the southernmost district of Colombia. As the name suggests, these beans are prepared in honor of Don Enrique Vasquez, who was not only the patriarch of La Minita’s Nariño partners but a man with only the best tastes and standards in coffee lots. Subject to supervision during 100% of the production process, this coffee becomes amazingly complex, encompassing all of Nariño’s qualities. It originates from the Empresas de Antioquia mill, an original processing facility nestled in northern Colombia’s mountains.

Cupping Notes: Chocolate and cherry flavors, creamy body, and a long, sweet finish.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryColombia
  • Local RegionNariño
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyBourbon, Caturra, Typica
  • Altitude (meters)1,600 - 2,200 masl
  • HarvestMay - June (Main) November - December (Fly)
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:5
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:4
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:medium bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Earthy:medium bean

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by on September 25, 2022

Excellent! The most beautiful coffee I’ve roasted to date. Delicious

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by on September 17, 2022

Roasted to full city Bold flavor that holds up well in a latte. This is my new go to for espresso drinks. My untrained palate gets chocolate and nuts and a full mouthfeel. Drinking it straight black (as I usually do with coffee) its a little on the bitter side, but its just awesome with some steamed milk. Its not bad black, just a little on the harsh side.

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by on September 16, 2022

Thought I'd give this a try since it was on special. Like any other coffee beans I have bought from CBC these produced a good cup of coffee. I roast just into the second crack. I did have an issue with the package when it arrived and when I called the person on the phone went above and beyond to take care of the issue. I have only called in a few times, mostly with questions, and they have always been very helpful and nice to talk to. Sorry I don't have more to say about the 'coffee' itself. I have not purchased any that I did not like but more than anything wanted to praise the company and the way they put customers first.

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by on August 3, 2022

18 to 24 hours after the bean is roasted there are cherry notes about 36 to 48 hours after the bean is roasted it tasted like chocolate with notes of brown sugar and barley with hints of licorice. I love this coffee roasted to first crack to city roast. Highly Recommend!!! Columbian coffees are the best and usually for a fair price.

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by on July 21, 2022

This coffee was not good. Where do all the 5 stars come from?? I would have given it 1 star but i just feel like a nice guy today. I purchased 6 different coffee samples and they were all garbage. I find it real strange that they were all rated 5 stars. I no longer trust these reviews nor this company.

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by on July 21, 2022

I roasted it to medium-dark, let it degas overnight, and then ground and brewed it in my Bialetti. I ended up with 5 oz of strong black coffee to which I added a few drops of agave and two tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. It was an absolutely delicious cup of rich smooth arabica with no bitter aftertaste. I found it quite satisfying.

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by on June 12, 2022

Decent coffee from Columbia. Not a lot of complexity, acid, or nuance, but it is good. Very short time between first and second crack. I like this best at FC.

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by on May 3, 2022

With roasting coffee, my first objective was to find a coffee my wife and I can drink everyday. A home base while we adventure throughout the world of coffee. A decent cup of joe. We never met Joe, but we did meet the Don. Don Enrique Reserve, roasted 2.5min past 2nd crack on the SR800, brewed in a subpar Mr.Coffee drip maker, taste like what I imagine as a decent cup of coffee. No flavor is competing with the other. Balanced, smooth, unimposing. The Don isn't looking to be flashy but to give comfort. But when you put the Don through the aeropress the flavor is like putting on some silk pajamas, but get ready for the punch of caffeine that will carry you through tomorrow!

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by on April 19, 2022

Absolutely smooth and full bodied, very little bitterness at all. Will definitely buy bulk again.

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by on March 27, 2022

Hands down my favorite single origin coffee bean! You will not be disappointed

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by on February 25, 2022

Rich, bold, and complex. Dark chocolate notes on the back end that remain on the palate. This one will stay with you, and that's a good thing. Taken just into second crack in a SR800 with an extension tube. Full City + maybe, slightly darker than I usually roast, but this bean handles it well. Brewed in both an Aeropress and a Behmor Brazen. Actually preferred the Aeropress. Seemed to take the "rough edge" off of it. Looking forward to brewing it in a Chemex. Should be just right. These Colombians are really good.

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by on February 7, 2022

For my taste this is one of the best coffee beans. The bean quality was excellent. I always sort beans before roasting and Coffee Bean Corral quality control is top notch good. The coffee roasted between1st and 2nd crack. The roasted bean had a wonderful rich coffee and chocolate aroma. The drip coffee was smooth as silk, light citrus, chocolate and cocoa. Blended 1:1 with Ethiopian Ethiopia Natural Sidamo Durato Bombe Grade 1 for probably my best cup of coffee. Roasted a batch past 2nd crack for a delicious cup of espresso.

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by on January 17, 2022

Beautiful beans, smooth and taste very good

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by on October 26, 2021

This is the best Colombia coffee! Part of m every day routine. Smooth.

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by on October 26, 2021

This bean is exceptional and is as fun to roast as it is to savor the morning aroma, body and taste.

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by on September 17, 2021

This is a difficult bean to roast and not "chip" from the heat. It's best done at a lower temp for longer duration than any bean I've roasted. The flavor is good though! I use a SR800.

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by on September 17, 2021

very distinct flavor notes,good balance..like it.

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by on 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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by on June 28, 2021

Excellent coffee, excellent company!

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by on June 27, 2021

roasted on a sr800, 1.5 minutes past first crack. ubsolutly stunning. it's like drinking chocolate. this is my wife's favorite right now. go get it. you will not regret it!

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by on June 15, 2021

There best of the three Columbia and two Costa Rican coffees that I sampled.

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by on May 27, 2021

This is the first coffee I ever roasted and it's amazing! It's got a bright and nutty flavor with subtle notes of cinnamon! I roasted it to 22 minutes at 210 celcius, which was just into second crack, I guess a city roast. If you're new to roasting, this is definitely the one to get!

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by on May 26, 2021

I don't roast, generally, a great many Columbian beans, but this was a pretty decent drinker with a decent body at mauve a FC roast. Definite complex chocolate nuances, and chocolaty qualities in coffees is one of my favorite attributes. At full city roast some of the fruit qualities may be reduced but some linger but it is at its smoothest to my tongue.

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by on May 13, 2021

We always roast just past first crack so we can't speak to darker roasts, but this was one of our favorites so far, chaff was easy to separate and was we were laughing because we found ourselves literally slurping this coffee, great stuff!

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by on May 6, 2021

Rich, bold yet smooth, this excelso is delicious without any bitter aftertaste that some Colombian coffees exhibit. It's the cabernet of coffee. On my little countertop roaster I roasted it for eight minutes @ 220 C, and then eight minutes @ 240 C. This took it a few minutes past 2nd crack and delivered a medium-dark roast. I brew it up as espresso in my Bialetti, add a dab of honey and some half-n-half for a cappuccino that is delicious beyond words. I highly recommend this coffee.

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by on October 17, 2020

This coffee is exactly what I was looking for in terms of flavor. Rich, sweet, full bodied, classic Colombian with a cacao nuttiness, and virtually no acidity. I take it just past second cracks. I could drink this the rest of my life!

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by on August 10, 2020

Great flavor at a great price! Just go to second crack.

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by on July 18, 2020

Great service and great product. Highly recommended.

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by on July 7, 2020

Has a very rich taste I roasted just as second crack began and it yielded a great cup very bold

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by on April 14, 2020

I only buy Columbian Beans..........This is really good.

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by on April 9, 2020

Very versatile. No matter the roast it will be a great cup. Blends with just about anything. From a breakfast blend to a desert coffee this will fit the bill.

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by on April 9, 2020

Very versatile. No matter the roast it will be a great cup. Blends with just about anything. From a breakfast blend to a desert coffee this will fit the bill.

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by on May 14, 2019

Very smooth with a wonderful coffee taste. If you could only drink one coffee you would never be disappointed

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by on January 18, 2019

I bought 3lbs of this and 3lbs of Costa Rica La Monolia Tres Rios. Similar profiles to that of Kona which I can't afford. Though both are great, I think I like this slightly more. As a matter of fact, I am currently enjoying a cup as I write this! It has a moderate taste, very smooth, with a slight lingering aftertaste. Happy, happy!

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by on August 21, 2018

Now, I know the truth.... No more fake ground up or tampered with so-called roasted coffee beans... Thusly, Folgers, Maxwell House, StarBucks, Dunkin Doughnut, or commercial branded coffee beans are not for me! The Coffee Bean Corral, sells real coffee beans! The quality, flavor, and content yet intact; the quality of the coffee beans provide both exhilaration and excellence! The company's service too, was excellent being that my order was both prepared and delivered promptly! I'm delighted regarding the outcome of this purchase and too, will return to further patronize this company's rich tasty coffee beans. And btw, the "Colombia Don Enrique Reserve Excelso: is fabulous! Coffee Bean Corral, thanks for delivering a quality product expeditiously!

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by on August 19, 2018

Very very good any time of day !!! A favorite of mine in the afternoon !!! Just after first crack seems to be a good spot !!

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by on August 6, 2018

Quite different than most Columbian that I have roasted. Very subtle nutty taste with chocolate and fruit tones. A great bean in my opinion. Not chewy at all with a city plus roast on a behmor 1600+. I have enjoyed it in the morning and late into the eve. If you love the Columbian bean I urge you to try it out. Definitely one of my new favorites.

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by on June 3, 2018

We've been thoroughly enjoying the wonderful world of home roasting. Particularly the various Ethiopian offerings - Yergacheffe being our favorite. But we have dabbled in quite a variety of beans from all over the world. Then pops up this offering and I figured..."why not?" I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the flavors of good old Columbian beans and we were both quite surprised how very tasty these are - at full city. As I type this I am toasting a blend of Queen City Harrar with these. Two parys Harrar to one part of these. Last week I did a three way blend of these, yergacheffe natural and some of the 18 rabbit Honduran that I have been saving. Very interesting!

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