Costa Rica La Gladiola

SKU CRLAGLAD

Starting at $5.50 / lb
As low as $3.75 / lb

La Gladiola is our newest Costa Rican offering from La Minita.

If you like La Magnolia, you will fall in love with La Gladiola!

The fruit that comprises La Gladiola comes from the Western portion of the Tarrazu valley. The fruit is purchased from specific farmers, process it at La Minita's mill, Benefice del Rio Tarrazu and kept separate from their other trademark coffee beans. La Gladiola exhibits a wonderful acidity, good body with some citrus cocoa notes.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryCosta Rica
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,200-2,000
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:6
  • Aroma:5
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:4
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:medium bean
  • Nutty:bean
  • Buttery:light bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionTarrazu
  • VarietyCaturra, Catuai
  • HarvestNovember - February

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by on October 27, 2018

I've been searching for an everyday bean that gave me the taste I like. I've been buying different beans and trying them alone and then blended with other beans. When I found this coffee I found the perfect cup for me. Very earthy and not too fruity.

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by on April 2, 2019

I've ordered all 3 of the La Minitia beans. La Magnolia is outstanding! Couldn't imagine much better until my 1st mug of La Gladiola. This has a little more earthiness, which I love. I enjoy darker roasts averaging 1.5 to 2 minutes into 2nd crack. Cooler temps (400 F) to extend 1st and 2nd cracks, allowing for build of sugars. 12 G per 10 oz. mug (280G), French press @ 4 min 30 sec. A perfect cup if there is such a thing.

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by on October 22, 2019

I agree with most of the reviews, solid earthy flavor with nothing else standing out much. I did a medium roast, prepared with both pour-over and Aeropress and got the same experience. A good cup of coffee that doesn't have anything exotic to stand out, but also no real flaws. You could do a lot worse when looking for "just a cup of coffee"

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by on October 14, 2019

My 2nd order of this bean. Use it in between roasts of La Magnolia (our favorite), and La Minitia. I sometimes blend them for a little more variety. Roast range on all from medium to 2nd crack plus 1.5 minutes. Can't miss!!

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by on July 18, 2019

La Gladiola is a solid tasting coffee. No super high notes, but no flaws either. I drink a lot of coffee every day and I would reorder this coffee without question. This is the kind of coffee you can sit around the kitchen table drinking without noticing how good it really is. I roast to start of the second crack and let my Cafe Gene self cool which takes the beans a bit darker (no oil). I have tried both a coarse and a medium rind using an OXO burr grinder, brewed at 200 degrees and find both fine. I have settled on the medium grind. I agree with the earthy, not too fruity review with regard to taste.

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by on June 12, 2019

A great value for a very nice cup of coffee.

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by on January 25, 2019

Good coffee

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by on May 5, 2019

A++ for me

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by on January 24, 2019

Just Ok... nothing more than ok... just a notch above not so good.

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