Costa Rica La Minita Coffee is part of the Reserve line of exquisite coffees at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. With a light & smooth roast, enjoy a full-bodied elegant & complex flavor and a nice clean finish. This coffee is one of the most refined and focused coffees in the world due to the incredible attention to detail at every step of processing. Enjoy one of our finest coffees. This product comes in an 8oz bag of whole beans.
Profile: Rich & Smooth
People: Founder Bill McAlpin created a self-contained, family community for his workers that are also integrated into the nearby town of Bustamante. The full-time workers and their families all live on the farm grounds, and are provided free housing, utilities, clean water, and preventative medical and dental care. In addition, La Minita also sponsors a soccer team and a choir. A cooperative food program is also set up through the worker’s association to assist in managing food costs and allowing workers to take advantage of bulk purchasing.
Process: Coffee fruit is meticulously hand-selected by contract workers brought to the farm each year and supervised by farm employees. The workers only pick perfectly ripe fruit and are inspected to ensure the quality of their work. They are paid a premium for their skill and respect of farm property. At the mill, the La Minita is pulped, fermented, fully washed, machine dried, and meticulously sorted by hand to remove every imperfect bean. We roast this coffee to a light/medium color to highlight the subtle character.
Pairings: Walnut coffee cake, pears. Try it with our Carrot Walnut Loaf!
8 oz: Makes approximately 25 cups of coffee
12 oz: Makes approximately 35-40 cups of coffee
16 oz: Makes approximately 50 cups of coffee
20 oz: Makes approximately 60-65 cups of coffee
32 oz: Makes approximately 90-100 cups of coffee
BREWING TIP: Use cold, filtered water and a clean machine.
GRIND only as much as you need for one cup or one pot of coffee.
CHOOSE the correct grind. Fine for espresso, medium for automatic drip, coarse for French Press.
MEASURE ground coffee to taste. Start with two level tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of cold filtered or bottled water.
STORE in an airtight container to protect the flavor and aroma and ensure rich, fresh tasting coffee. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
About Our Coffee
At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the art of crafting the best tasting coffee requires respecting each individual roast. Knowing the specific origin and roast degree for each coffee allows for intense flavor that can be traced back to its earliest beginnings. Many coffee companies claim to search the world for the finest coffees, yet very few do. Our Coffee Master, Jay Isais, goes to the source of our coffee to guarantee it is the highest quality obtainable on earth. The partners who prepare our coffee at every level are extremely passionate people committed to providing ‘Simply the Best’ coffee to our customers. Quality has always been our No. 1 priority, and it will never be compromised.