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Colombia Reserva Del Patron Narino


Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes
Excellent body, deep, rich. complex and bright. Fruity (currants and plums) overtones with a nice chocolate background, just a hint of earthiness and a long, satisfying finish.

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryColombia
  • Local RegionNarino
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyBorbon, Caturra, Typica
  • Altitude (meters)1,600 - 2,200 masl
  • HarvestMay - June
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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The quintessential Colombian coffee, La Minita’s Reserva del Patrón hails from Nariño, the southernmost district of Colombia. This coffee is “cherry-picked” (pardon the pun) from specific growing conditions exclusively in high-altitude plantations––if coffee does not exceed 1600 meters, it is not considered for export. Because of this process, only 6,000 of La Minita’s 150,000 bags are Reserva del Patrón and make it to the highest Europrep standards produced yearly. If you have loved Don Enrique, del Patron is great replacement!

Cupping Notes: Bright, fruity, and well balanced. Excellent body, deep, rich, complex and bright. Fruity (currants and plums) overtones with a nice chocolate background, just a hint of earthiness and a long, satisfying finish.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating
May 10, 2024

I bought this after finding out that Don Enrique Reserve was no longer in operation. I love this coffee. My first roast was a dark roast. The result was a strong flavor with a bitter edge to it that required copious amounts of honey and heavy cream to get under control. I roasted my second batch to medium. It yielded a full-bodied cup, rich and smooth with notes of chocolate, and no bitterness. I highly recommend this bean.

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February 29, 2024

Excellent flavor.

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November 29, 2023

Good easy go to cup of joe. I roast it to a positive city + and it makes a good robust cup. A lighter roast is acidic and I did not appreciate it as it cooled.

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May 28, 2023

What a great coffee this is. You would have to blend 3 types of coffee to get something this good. Rich, smooth, sweet, fruity and chocolaty and so savory. The best at medium++. Xlnt..

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March 17, 2023

This is a wonderful Columbian coffee. I’ve ordered it several times—smooth with chocolate tones. This time I got 50 pounds! For me, it’s best with a dark medium roast. A lighter roast doesn’t taste as good; it’s grassy. Patrón makes a marvelous strong brew without removing your enamel. My roaster is a skillet/stirrer model with a clear lid and a thermostat. I roast a single layer of beans until right at second crack. Don’t roast them black! Charcoal is not a good flavor profile.

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February 27, 2023

I love most all the beans at CBC. Such a great place to source your green unroasted coffee. This one is no different. I’ve had these beans since last spring and they still roast up very nicely using my SR800 with extension tube at a specific profile for 11-1/2 minutes just a way into second crack. Rested additional days in vacuum bags after a 3 day setup. Such a delicious coffee. A favorite Colombian I look forward to each morning.

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February 10, 2023

Bright, fruity, and well balanced. Excellent body, deep, rich and complex. A nice chocolate background, just a hint of earthiness and satisfying finish. This coffee is most enjoyable.

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August 7, 2022

I can taste the plum 18 to 24 hours after the coffee airs out. After 36 to 48 the coffee has more of a tang to it. I never had currants so it could be a currants taste flavor. I finding with three Columbian coffees i bought the coffee dances on the taste buds after 36 to 48 hours of airing out. The Columbian coffees fascinate me as far as flavor. Why the one is so expensive i do know but the others are a fair price and well worth buying.

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May 1, 2022

Roasted past FC to a darker medium roast. A very well balanced cup, smooth complex with a chocolate finish. The beans quality was excellent, very even roast. With so many choices of great beans from CBC is hard to choose a favorite.

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April 4, 2022

This coffee roasted to true medium brown is not good flavor when eaten with sweet food, but is a good sipping coffee. It is smooth, complex, with a slight chocolate finish.

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May 22, 2020

Very nice thanks

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February 21, 2020

I always buy a premium Colombian

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February 17, 2020

I roast very dark. It is my favorite dark roast. I brew a double shot for a latte. The chocolate flavor from the dark roast compliments the froth and foam.

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February 7, 2020

Rich, great flavor, balanced, wonderful aroma. This is an easy drinker. Nice sweetness. I can easily see this becoming our staple coffee at the cafe.

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January 25, 2020

Roasted these for a total of 12 mins in my Hive Roaster and the plum notes showed up nicely, which made my wife happy! Happy wife = happy life! I'll be ordering a big ol' bag of these as it's as advertised ... deep, rich, luxurious, decadent, long lasting, etc. I went about 90 seconds past FC with these and I did all I could to slowly develop these up to AND after FC and I was rewarded greatly. These may just be tied for the best Colombian beans I've ever had!

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December 7, 2019

Excellent coffee. With the Maui Red Catui unavailable or ridiculously priced, I have been trying Costa Rican varieties. Good but not great. Recently I bought 20 lbs of this Columbia Reserva Patron del Narino just to experiment with because it seemed like a great price. I’m still trying to find my favorite roasting level but it has amazing flavor at the first and second cracks and everywhere between. Full, fruity and yes, well-balanced. I’m migrating back to Columbia beans.

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July 1, 2019

I love this coffee! This is my favorite way to start the day. The aroma and taste are outstanding!

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