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Costa Rica La Minita



REGION: Tarrazu
VARIETAL: Caturra + Hibrido
FARM: Hacienda La Minita
ALTITUDE: 1500-1750 M
FARMER: McAlpin Family
ROAST: Medium
NOTES: 92 points by Coffee Review, MONDAY ROAST



Available Grind*:



If you enjoy drinking our La Minita, you will also enjoy drinking our Costa Rica Cerro Paldo and our new Costa Rica Cafetal

The 2012 La Minita crop harvested a rich, sweetly bright and perfectly balanced coffee. It offers a light syrupy texture and a full body along with a dusk floral note that transcends into a cherry, nut and molasses flavored cup.

La Minita means "the small mine." Traditionally, local legend has it that pre-Colombian Indians came to look for gold on the land that is now the farm. The coffee from the farm is considered a Tarrazu coffee, but the geography and microclimate of the farm produces a much more balanced coffee than other Tarrazu coffees.

Tarrazu coffee has for many years been recognized as one of the great coffees of the world. Using this superior raw material, La Minita workers have taken the time, trouble and expense to prepare a coffee that no other can match. La Minita has a special crew of pickers that are instructed to pick only the ripest of beans. At the mill, extreme care is taken in the handling of this coffee. The last step before bagging is a special hand sorting to remove any remaining defects. A top sorter can clean up to 50 lbs. in one day. For every 100 lbs. of raw material, only 23 lbs. of it ends up as La Minita Tarrazu. Yearly, Hacienda La Minita produces 1700 bags of the world famous La Minita Tarrazu coffee. The owner of Hacienda La Minita handles all of the export and distribution of this coffee directly.

We are proud that Klatch Roasting is one of the few specialty coffee roasters in the United States selected to carry this superb coffee. Only roasters that are informed, interested and enthusiastic about coffee were chosen. We look forward to offering you this coffee for years to come. With La Minita we can comfortably say the quality will always be in the cup!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
What can I say? 5-stars December 2, 2010
Reviewer: Marita L. from San Diego, CA  
I have fallen in love with Costa Rican coffee since taking a trip there in 2008. This Klatch Costa Rica La Minita is now one of our favorites! Not too light, not too dark, just perfect. The floral, cherry, nuts and sweet molasses notes take me back to beautiful Central America. There's nothing like a cup of this coffee after a trip to Dog Beach with my dog, Fritz. I am working my way through the different roasters on the site and every coffee is an adventure. Everything I have tried has been great. Even though this special coffee only roasts on Monday's, we thought it was worth the wait. I'll be ordering again!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
excellent February 19, 2010
Reviewer: Brian M. from Ann arbor, MI  
This is one of my favorite coffees from Klatch; roasted to perfection, sweet aroma, great acidity. Definitely my favorite Costa Rican coffee.

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