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Costa Rica La Magnolia Tres Rios


Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes
A sparkling, clean, lemon-orange brightness with chocolate and nutty overtones that carry through to the long, complex finish.

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryCosta Rica
  • Local RegionTres Rios
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyCaturra, Catuai
  • Altitude (meters)1,200 - 1,650 masl
  • HarvestDecember - February
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
Retail Price $7.40 / lb
Starting at $7.40 / lb
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What a fitting name for this wonderfully sweet and aromatic coffee! The La Magnolia is one of the finest Tres Rios coffees we've ever offered, brought to you by the same people who bring you the La Minita Terrazu.

Cupping Notes: Sparkling, clean, lemon-orange brightness with chocolate and nutty overtones that carry through to the long, complex finish.

The La Magnolia is a beautifully prepped, remarkably well-rounded, exceptionally well-balanced, complex coffee. If you're in search of a special Costa Rican coffee (and even if you're not), this may be the one.

Try before you stock up with a 3lb or 5lb sample!!

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
May 12, 2022

Perfect as always! Need I say more?? :))

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April 22, 2022

So far I have only roasted these beans slowly to just hitting 2nd pop (I'm 2/3rds they way through a 5 lb. bag). The flavor is so exceptional I hate to experiment with roasting. They have the non-acid, chocolate velvet taste that lingers just a bit after you taste it. Great not only for breakfast but also an evening cup (for that matter all day long). I will be daring the next roast this afternoon and try it a little lighter. Will be ordering this one often.

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April 3, 2022

I just started roasting coffee & I absolutely love this coffee bean. Took it to just a couple of minutes past first crack and tastes great. Next time I'm going to go to 2nd crack and I bet I will love it even more. Will order these beans over & over and definitely highly recommend this company.

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March 30, 2022

As a new roaster, this bean is a great choice. It handles well in the roaster, bean size is consistent, and tastes super. Only taken this bean to a medium roast removing right after first crack. In search of a foundation of beans to offer my customers, I believe this region and varietal will be a staple. I have been happy with the fast delivery of the beans, it has helped a small roaster like me get what I need done. Very pleased from packaging to bean quality.

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March 29, 2022

Recently ordered these beans and finally had a chance to roast them yesterday; 3/28/22. I brought them to 440* and the aroma as they roasted was intoxicating. They are all roasted even and with great chocolate color. I'll let these rest for a day or so before brewing them. As always, I'm looking forward to that first sip!

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March 21, 2022

Roasted to just passed 2nd crack. Taste is even, non-acidic and creamy. We tend to brew our coffee “Cowboy” style which really brings out the rich flavors. As for Coffee Bean Corral, I’d give then 11 Stars if I could! Imagine this: My phone rings and it’s Coffee Bean Corral calling me to let me know my 10lb bag of beans might be a day or two late. I thought it was a joke! I am just SOOOO impressed by this company’s level of customer service that I have told this story to everyone we share our coffee with. We own a business and usually offer customers a cup of coffee. People are amazed at the taste of our coffee and seem overwhelmed when we explain that we roast our own beans. I very much appreciate the high level of customer service, the great product choices, and the nice burlap bag my coffee came packed in. Customer for life here!

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March 20, 2022

This bean is great! So, I would ask that you don't buy any so that the next time I order they will be available. Here's my story: I found this bean because it is close to the JBM bean and is much less. I've stopped trying other varities. This is our go to!

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March 9, 2022

Rather new to roasting but ordered all the sample packs from CBC and have tried at least a few roasts from each growing area. GREAT way to go "Around the world in eighty roasts". Hands down this is one of my favorites. This will be my daily brew...smooth and drinkable. Love it.

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February 27, 2022

First time ever roasting my own coffee beans and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had! Coffee Bean Corral was quick with shipping and their raw coffee beans come in cloth bags that make them easy to store and look nice. Roasting was easy - managed to do it in an electric skillet (it's all I have at the moment in a dorm room) and the taste of the fresh roast was amazing. I am no coffee guru, but for someone who enjoys a cup from time to time, these beans provided an amazing flavor and the smell of them freshly roasted is incredible.

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February 21, 2022

*edit* I would like to walk back my previous review. I apologize for giving it a 3 star review the first time this is a 5 star coffee for sure. It was absolutely my fault the coffee did not taste great the first couple times I roasted it. I tweaked the roast profile a bit and it changed everything 🤦🏻‍♂️. I have found this bean likes a low and slow approach to really bring out those flavors. Sorry cbc you guys rock!

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February 10, 2022

Underwhelming not what I’ve come to expect from a Costa Rican coffee. Roasted it full city and full city + didn’t love either. Had multiple people try it as well nobody seemed to absolutely hate it or love it. Not a bad coffee by any means just not great.

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February 2, 2022

This provides an excellent cup of coffee.

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January 7, 2022

One of the best prices you can get on a blue coffee bean with all the cuality of a true blue Coffee bean

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January 4, 2022

Another great bean from Costa Rica. Nice fruity taste and smooth creamy, rich body. Swish it in your mouth and the flavor comes alive. Went with a full medium and will try a regular medium next. Just received 3 more pounds. Thanks CBC.

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January 3, 2022

I picked this bean because it is very similar to Jamacian Blue Mountain on the chart. It is a great!

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December 25, 2021

WOW, our first time at roasting coffee and we wish we had done it sooner. Went all out and bought 50# to store away after we learned coffee held up better prior to roasting. We had no experience on roasting and did our first batch in a cast iron skillet (no idea they would smoke so much) but was afraid we had burned them, but the next day hubs ground the small batch to espresso grind, and I was blown away with the taste and I am a novice coffee drinker. Hubs made a couple Cubanos this morning with the same batch and said it was FANTASTIC. Already recommended this company to a friend. Costa Rica La Magnolia Tres Rios, love!

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November 28, 2021

This is a really well-rounded coffee. Not as acidic as Ethiopian. So smooth with a nice body. Roasted it right to 2nd crack and pulled it. The chocolate aroma is legit. The beans literally smell like cocoa. Caffeine content seems perfect and I have yet to experience headaches/crash from this bean. Roasted it via the skillet method and will definitely be buying more of this.

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October 28, 2021

The coffee is great and the customer service is even better. Thanks !

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October 19, 2021

Very nice brightness and complexity, great in an Aeropress!

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October 9, 2021

Makes a perfect cup of coffee. We roast at 453 degrees for 12.5 minutes.

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October 1, 2021

I’ve roasted this to a medium roast in a Westbend Air Popper and an FR800 and it’s my daily favorite. Happy I found CBC!

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September 4, 2021

Really like this coffee. The earthy-ness is great but not overpowering. This coffee is not a fruit bomb but (I believe) is a really balanced coffee. I roast it just into the second crack and get a very consistent roast throughout the batch. I also want to give the people at the Corral a shout out for really great, prompt, customer service.

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August 13, 2021

Delicious coffee.

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August 10, 2021

I decided to try this coffee after a friend recommended it. All I can say is WOW! Very smooth, rich but not overpowering taste. Nice finish! This is my new favorite! Roasted it with a Behmor AB to the first hint of 2nd crack. Will be buying this in larger quantities now!

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August 4, 2021

I like this bean a lot! Delicious full flavor, but still mild, if that makes sense? Tons of creama. Roasting in a Behmor AB, Rocket Giotto Evoluzione espresso machine and a Super Jolly grinder

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May 17, 2021

Rich and full of flavor

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May 8, 2021

Love this coffee I took it to a med dark roast let it gas off for 4 days what a wonderful and smooth cup of joe thank you for fast delivery will buy again and again

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May 6, 2021

This is a very good bean. Roasting was very consistent from each batch I roasted. I roasted to medium and it was a little light after 2nd crack about 7mins in a popper roaster. I went to 10 and I liked much more. It has like other have said a even at 7 mins a good mouth feel, and depth of flavor. I would recommend trying this one and roasted to medium dark city roast. I will buy more of this one.

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April 18, 2021

John F Lavelle

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April 13, 2021

Wow such a wonderful cup to enjoy on a warm Texas spring morning! Roasted on Hottop 2K+, until 2nd crack (was experimenting with cold brew). Beautiful, fruity aroma. Thoroughly enjoyed as pour over, with its smooth finish yet bold was a bit too light for my liking as a cold brew (16hr steep). Definitely try it out for the price point! Great single origin roast!

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April 9, 2021

Great value, great taste(-:

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March 16, 2021

I roasted this bean to middle of 2nd crack. I only gassed it for 24 hours before cupping it. Using a Behmor, it offered a rich and extremely flavorful cup of coffee. In fact, of all beans I have tried so far, this is my favorite. The reviews I read before purchasing this bean were very instrumental to my decision to buy.

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January 19, 2021

This is my new “go to” coffee. I absolutely love it! So did all the people on my Christmas list who received a gift of roasted beans from the 10-pound bag I bought for gifting. Excellent coffee!

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November 28, 2020

I’m a Kona coffee drinker, but I don’t like Kona coffee prices. This coffee is exquisite! If you love a smooth, rich coffee with a full, robust flavor, no bite, and just a touch of natural sweetness (Hmmm . . . sounds a lot like Kona), then this just might be the coffee for you.

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November 22, 2020

This coffee was delicious as a light roast and a medium roast and each roast the coffee tastes like I made two totally different pots of coffee. It was smooth and it tastes like coffee should. Like the time before you tried all the nasty store bought brands and you had this magical idea of how coffee should taste. This coffee is that magical wonderful idea.

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September 8, 2020

the best in the west.

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July 12, 2020

Yummy! Fantastic mouth feel, and depth of flavor. Roasted a little beyond city roast. Was impressed at how little chaff was put off from these beans.

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July 9, 2020

I love this coffee! My palate is not sophisticated enough to tell you why, but I am on my second batch....10lbs this time! The only issue I have is that using my Behmor 1600 plus (which I love) I can't hear first crack. Does anyone else have this issue? Coffee comes out good when I use 3/4 lbs and roast on the 1lb setting. Would appreciate any suggestions using Behmor if you have them.

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July 9, 2020

I looked forward to trying this bean after reading the reviews. While everyone I let try this absolutely loved it, I just liked it. Nothing very distinctive about the flavor profile. It was a good, smooth cup, don't get me wrong. But I found it kind of boring. I tried three different roasts, and liked it best at full city. I see now they have a new batch, so I'll give it another go. But I will try some other Costa Ricans first.

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June 26, 2020

This is a full bodied coffee with nicely balanced chocolate/nutty/stone fruit notes, all at a barely City roast level (dropped at around 400F using my 600g gas drum roaster). For a high density bean it roasts pretty easily, no contortions trying to avoid an ROR crash. My first CBC try. I'll definitely be back.

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June 12, 2020

I roasted it just past 2nd crack...Wow, I love this coffee!

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May 16, 2020

Great coffee as usual! Lightning fast service! I'm always totally pleased with CBC!

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May 12, 2020

One of the finer coffees out there! Costa Rica never disappoints with its coffee!

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April 28, 2020

Just roasted a batch and I have to say I am really pleased with the taste. Had not tried these beans, but because of the enthusiastic reviews, gave it a try. YUM! Thanks! And thanks to CBC for the excellent service and the delicious beans!

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March 21, 2020

Nice and fresh green coffee beans , roasted into 2 nd crack. A great cup of coffee

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February 28, 2020

Great flavor, smooth, chocolate undertones. A really cup.

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February 18, 2020

Really smooth with strong chocolate notes, low acidity but good brightness. Great coffee

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January 24, 2020

This coffee is great! It came so fast. I couldn't believe it only took about 2 days! I am totally pleased with CBC's products and service. I am now a regular customer!

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October 22, 2019

Newbie roaster here, I have tried few blends and other beans, so far this tops the list bar none. Very rich and very addictive. The taste is so complex yet very rich and fulfulling, it is my go to when everything else does not cut it.

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October 14, 2019

This is my 3rd purchase of these beans, my 2nd 10 lb. order. It is our everyday coffee. Friends and family love it too! I've tried La Minita, and La Gladiola as well. You can't miss with any of them! Slight differences between them, but all VERY GOOD!

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August 22, 2019

What am I doing wrong? I roasted until second crack started. The results have been a very non-memorable experience. Help!

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August 10, 2019

We really enjoy this Costa Rica , I’ve ordered an additional 20 pounds .

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July 10, 2019

Best Costa Rican I’ve had this year

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July 10, 2019

Always a pleasure to roast and consume this wonderful coffee!!

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