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Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu - RFA


Your Price $9.00
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Not all coffees are created equal. As we know from our Kona experiences, there are differences in the coffee from one parcel to the next; each has its own unique micro-climate. Coffee from the famed La Minita Estate is milled by itself to maintain its integrity, as opposed to being combined with many farms in a co-op situation.

It is a Rainforest Certified coffee. La Minita has brilliant acidity, a medium body, and sweet flavors of orange citrus, caramelized sugar, and fine chocolate. It is impeccably balanced with a long satisfying finish

In my opinion, this is the most well-balanced, smoothest cup of coffee available for less than $15.00/lb!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • Brightness:5
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean

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by on May 20, 2010

This was recommended by Mary Hunt of the Everyday Cheapskate fame. When I first got into roasting my own coffee beans, I bought this variety, and it is the *only* bean I now roast. We go thru about 50 lbs a year. I can't stand to even drink any other type of coffee now. The thing I like best about the La Miniata is that it does not leave an aftertaste in your mouth like so many of the commercial brands.

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by on October 7, 2010

I took a chance on this coffee by reading the reviews and taking your recommendations. I was blown away. I roast to a full city with a darker bean just starting to shine and, I gotta tell you, this coffee is just delicious. I sometimes think it was cut with hot chocolate, it is sweet, chocolaty, and just a superb coffee. I recommend it to anyone.

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by on October 28, 2016

I have been buying this for many years after I first bought it from another large green coffee seller online. They were so pompous as to remove it so that they have an ever-changing menu, so I was very lucky to find it here. I want the same good cup each time and this gives it to you. I got tired of buying from SM's as so many were lushly described, but did not live up to their hype. So happy I can just buy the best here, and have been for a few years now. It is a very well-balanced cup, super clean and delicious. You could serve this to ANYONE and they would love it!

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by on February 15, 2010

It may be a bit premature to give it five stars considering I've just begun to roast my own coffee and only tried a handful of varieties. However, I must say this Costa Rican flavor has me putting all of the rest up next to it only to find they just don't stack up. I made the mistake of purchasing several pounds of a Columbian at a great price and now I'm looking forward to the day when it is all gone so I can order some more of the this Costa Rican Tarrazu. Great coffee! ~Matt

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by on January 23, 2008

I love it. One of the best ever!

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by on November 30, 2007

As a fan of the rich, bold, full bodied Indonesian and African coffees, I decided to try this one specifically because it was described as smooth and balanced. I gave it a full roast and found it to be exceptionally smooth and light . It's a great coffee for mornings, for evenings, and for guests and entertaining. No one could dislike it. Its flavorful enough for bold coffee lovers and smooth/light enough for Kona/Jamaican coffee lovers too. A real winner. For me it served as a really nice variation in my morning coffee ritual. Some mornings I wanted BIG and BOLD so I ground my Indo/African roasts, other mornings I wanted SMOOTH and LIGHT and CR LaMinta surely hit the spot. I even found I could enjoy it in the evenings with a desert. I'll definitely order again. Maddie

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by on July 12, 2007

My wife and I like this coffee mixed 50/50 with Brazilian and roasted to second crack. This gave us the subtle flavors of the Costa Rican with a little of the punch of the Brazilian. The first time I roasted the CR I did not roast it long enough and was disappointed. 2nd crack is just about perfect.

Home Coffee Roasting can be so rewarding, and fun, even moreso for those who enjoy experimenting. So many choices, so many variables; it makes my heart glad when someone discovers their "perfect" coffee...or blend.

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by on January 12, 2007

Just now brewed cup of this Costa Rican Very pleasant full bodied. I think I need to buy more of this....Dave

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by on August 18, 2006

I LOVE Costa Rican coffee! This is by far the smoothest I have had. I tend to mix roast levels to bring out the different nuances each roast level provides. This gives me the lighter fruity tones and sweetness along with the full body and nutty tones, then the incredible rich chocolate tones of the darker roasts. My way to descibe it is DELICIOUS! One of my 2 favorite Costa Ricans. Michael

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