Costa Rica Monte Crisol West Valley

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Coming from the famous West Valley region of Costa Rica, this is a high grown coffee with notes of bright lemon zest, sweet cocoa powder and a nutty finish for a very refreshing cup. Arrival...
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Coming from the famous West Valley region of Costa Rica, this is a high grown coffee with notes of bright lemon zest, sweet cocoa powder and a nutty finish for a very refreshing cup.

Arrival Date: June 3rd, 2016

Acidity & Brightness: Very Bright and Refreshing

Balance & Finish: Slightly Complex with a Nutty Finish

Body & Texture: Light to Medium Body

Flavors: Lemon Zest with notes of Cocoa 

Grade: SHB, High Grown, Medium Bean Size

Certifications: Shade Grown

Processing: Fully washed hand picked and sun dried

Roasting: We like our Costa Rican coffees on the lighter side of medium (City Plus) but if the lemon zest is just too much for you, you can take it into Full City Plus (medium-dark) to take that down a notch. This coffee roasts very evenly.

Recommendation: This is a classic Costa Rican with a sweet twist that builds as you drink. Costa Rican fans will enjoy it, but so will others who enjoy a little complexity with their cup.

Our Review

Produced in the West Valley region of Costa Rica, the Monte Crisol brand has been developed exclusively for Royal Coffee by CoopePalmares, R.L. A blend of shade-grown Caturra and Catuai varieties grown around 1300 meters, Monte Crisol is harvested between November and February, with the flowering taking place in March. The average rainfall is 1800mm per year and the temperature is approximately 23 degrees Celsius.

CoopePalmares is a fully functioning cooperative with around 1350 members, all receiving full benefits. This includes medical services to all associates and their families, financial services for the growers, and economical contribution through Madre Verde Foundation.  CoopePalmares is fully organic certified.

This coffee is fully washed and then dried on large patios in the Costa Rican sun.

Costa Rican coffee is typically bright, lemony, and refreshing.  This Monte Crisol fits well in that profile with a big lemon zest front end, we would even say borderline tart. We also noted a sweet and dry cocoa powder and a quick, somewhat nutty finish. As the coffee cools, the finish will become more pronounced and a bit lingering. It's got a touch more body than most Costa Rican coffees averaging in the light to medium body spectrum which coupled with the bright lemon front end, makes for a delightful and refreshing cup.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.

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