This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Higher Grounds Coffee will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
This is the Bolivia Caranavi brought to you by Higher Grounds Coffee. This Organic and Fair Trade certified coffee was sourced from the growing region of Caranavi Province in Bolivia and was produced by the Union Pro-Agro, AIPEP, and Mejillones cooperatives between 1,000 - 1,750 meters. A true medium roast with tasting notes of cocoa and hazelnut, this coffee is rich and comforting.
was ok, seemed light and could not pick up on the hazelnut
Little bit bitter and not as smooth as others
love the nutty flavor
I tried it because I had never had a bolivian coffee before, but it tasted very generic to me in both the french press and drip methods, nothing exceptional about it
It just lacked smell and flavor, even after adjusting my grind to be substantially finer
This is the second recommendation bean sent to me. I selected few in the queue but they were all sold out and I didn't came back to select new ones before the recommendation bean shipped. I am writing this simply because curator sent me email asking me to elaborate why I gave one star rating for the last recommendation bean.
To give things a context, first, my subscription is in Exclusive tier. I have certain expectation for the premium I paid. I set my preference to Medium roast.
—1 Star: This one is Medium-Dark, not a clear violation but if the system or the curator checked my Collection, it is apparent that I usually choose between light and medium, sometimes even light.
—1 Star: for all the Caturra and Typica beans I had in my 20 years single origin coffee journey, this cup is subpar. And I actually think it blends with Robusta bean because of its pronounced toasted / smokey body and nose. Mistobox says it's Caturra / Typica but nowhere to be seen on the package or Higher Grounds website. Nothing wrong with blend. But I am subscribing to the top tier single origin beans. I cannot accept if it is blend, with Robusta. —1 Star: Roaster's website priced it at $15. Assuming Mistobox get it at $13.5 with the volume and subscription. I paid $21.16 ($126.96/6). I cannot feel satisfied with my coffee when the recommendation does not even meet the quantitative requirements. —1 Star: Tasting. I have been brewing single origin coffee for 20 years. My setup is Baratza Forte BG and Hario V60 and Buono kettle. 24 grams, 7R granularity, 95 degree Celsius starting temperature. Result is 384 gram brew in 6'30". As I stated, the pronounced toasted/smokey Robusta continues through the course and came up to the nose. It is controlled, not bad or nasty (perhaps 10-20% Robusta blend to give it body). The acidity is light and appears shortly in the front and beginning. It has a hint of nutty aroma. According to the label: "cocoa, hazelnut, rich" The hazelnut might be the closest thing. Cocoa is not. Cocoa usually comes with a chewy texture and sweetness in the end. Bitter came out in the end to blend with the toasted/smokey and stayed until the finish. Finish is kind dirty: there is this biting astringency on the tongue that I can't help licking in my mouth to try to get rid of it. It is also one of the common texture presented in Robusta beans.
If I have to say, this recommendation is worse than the last one. If the last one is "the recommendation has gone south," this one is near Patangonia.
There was too much bitterness to the finish.
I am not a big fan of overwhelming smoky notes that hit strongly halfway through the sip. I am looking for coffee that is more smooth, full bodied, and balanced.
A bit too acidic for my taste
Pour over and French press were both delicious. This is a full body coffee without a lot of sweetness, rich nutty flavors.
Soft and rounded but lacked complexity
Solid coffee for the french press.
Liked the flavor, however the complexity of Good Folks wasn't there which was why we gave it 4 out 5 vs 5 out of 5. Good Folks coffee was outstanding.
Little thin and not full flavored. Was better as a French press v.s. a pourer but still a letdown from previous coffees.
I really like this coffee. I found it similar to the Guatemala Huehuetenango. I little more pronounced and a very solid coffee.
Little too dark for us and was too chalky and burnt tasting. It wasn't as bad at cooler temps and got a little more of the chocolate from it which got the second star, but wouldn't be interested in this again.
It is not as flavorful as I like
I really didn’t like this coffee. It seemed dull and uninteresting, although I do like the toasty flavor of a dark roast occasionally. This just isn’t the dark roast for me.
Delicious! This bag and the previous bag have both been in line with taste and robust preferences. Thanks for selecting such great beans for us!
Easy drinking, good richness. Definitely got the nutty notes. Not mind blowing amazing, but still very good.
Not a fan of this one.
Very nice and easy balanced coffee. Lightly nuanced and comforting. Good daily cup of coffee. Would like to stay in this range but eith s bit bolder tasting notes.
Not my favorite. Maybe too dark or too acidic.
Not my favorite.
Updating my review from below and adding a star for freshness. Turned out Mistobox reached out about the roast date and I just misread the date as annotated on the package. My mistake!
too much nut my friend
Good coffee but just not enjoying a full cup to my expectations
Made cold brew and pour over with these beans and both are quite enjoyable. The syrupy mouthfeel, especially pronounced in the cold brew, is a strange yet interesting experience for me. A bit darker for my liking.
Three stars is being polite in taking into account that this verges on being a dark roast (how was this recommended when my preferences were set to light-medium roast?)
It's not terrible. Not picking up the tasting notes (which I rarely ever do with a darker roast). This actually doesn't appear to be heavily roasted upon looking at the beans though. Still a little lost on why this was sent out on Mistobox' end. Also was not fresh upon receipt. My first bag was three days off roast, this bag was three weeks off. I imagine we missed the peak age on this one.
Too bitter when brewed - do not enjoy dark roasts, and this is darker than I enjoy.
It’s better than most, smooth taste, not too overwhelming
ben liked a tad more than lauren but basically a 3 start
It was an all around good coffee; did fairly well in a french press, made a decent espresso. I could not quite get hazelnut notes, but it was a tasty cup.
A bit too dark
Brewed with V60 and AeroPress. Not was chocolatey as I was hopping for. Overall, quite pleasant.
This coffee had some really nice notes of cocoa with a full body. It wasn't necessarily aromatic, but it was comforting and low in acidity. I don't think I would consider this one a favorite as it just wasn't as exciting as I hoped it would be, but if you are looking for a coffee that goes great with cream and sugar, this one is it!
The coffee was not bad but it was not fresh. My Breville Barista Express is not even getting pressure. I adjusted for finer grind and went up to 19g and still no pressure. Compared to Onyx, Axum and ... I hate to say it but the Starbucks beans (lol) they kept good pressure and made great coffee.
Excellent, ordered large pack, loved the smell and taste. Smooth, no aftertaste
Loved. Def a fan of the nutty vibes and gave a deep thick brew.
Nothing spectacular, but made a good cup.
This is the type of coffee I'm looking for from Mistobox. The flavors come through strongly when brewed properly, and I enjoy the first sip as much as the last sip. It's chocolatey and rich, just like the profile says. When I'm looking for a chocolatey coffee, this is what I'm hoping for. Brewed with v60 and Encore grinder.
An impressive coffee that was roasted about four days before I received it. I tend to prefer a much darker roast but this was very good.
too bitter for my taste
Very yummy and smooth! Really liked this one.
Great flavors up front that evolve in an enjoyable way. The finishing taste isn't my favorite, but not terrible.
The aroma was good but couldn't extract a good espresso out of it. I would rather something richer in taste and smokier.
Loved how rich and chocolately this was. Possibly the best one yet!
did not like this one
I think this is a well balanced coffee. The chocolate and nutty flavors came through, and I'm enjoying it each morning. It's not too dark and has some unique flavors to it. I brewed this using my drip maker + a burr grinder set to medium-fine.
Really enjoyed this one. Really smooth and aeromatic.
We preferred the previous batch (Morning Sun) compared with Bolivia Caranavi. Bolivia is a bit too rich/dark for us. We prefer a medium roast and are looking fwd to trying the next product batch which is medium/light to see how it compares.
This is our least favorite of the MistoBox shipments so far - just didn't prefer the more single-note chocolatey flavors.
Slightly darker, which I liked, with a noticeable cocoa taste. I like this one!
it's "ok" nothing memorable or exciting here
Very nice, very rich
A bit darker than I usually like it, but still good.
Lacked complexity, flavor is too mellow. Not good either on V60 pour over or espresso.
To dark of roast
Balanced, smooth, and not too heavy. Strong cocoa notes and not much else but still delicious.
Very nice taste! Smooth and not too nutty.
It was okay. It seemed to have some spice in it that I did not care for but overall it was not terrible, just not for me.
Not good! Please never send this again.
Was good. A little acidic for my tastes
Extremely flavorful and the perfect flavors to match my palate. It appears y'all give me a better option every time so keep em coming
Perfect for the summer Caribbean heat.
Flavors not strong enough. Would like a deeper flavor.
Very rich, but great acidity balance.
Bitter. Roast too Dark.
Roast was much lighter than expected, I would not consider the flavor to be rich as described. Overall not a bad coffee, just light on flavor.
This tasted like a true medium roast: smooth with some acidity. Chocolate and caramel notes were evident. We both enjoyed this one.
Darker tones, nutty flavor does shine through. would prefer slightly lighter roast
Excellent! We normally like light and medium roasts so we were hesitant, but the smoothness of the beans and freshness was amazing. Keep 'em coming!
Excellent. Incredibly Rich Coffee
I liked the flavor on this, as my first time having freshly roasted coffee. I used no sugar, but still added some french vanilla creamer (for reference I usually add 2-3 spoons of sugar). Rated 4/5 because I have nothing to compare it to besides preground supermarket coffee. One day I dream of drinking coffee with nothing added. I'm not there yet.
Did not like the one. It smelled not very fresh and as if it had been over roasted. I brewed a cup on my Chem ex and the taste confirmed the smell. I ended up throwing the bag away. Would like a refund or another bag sent in it's place please.
This a great tasting coffee. The Nutty flavor really comes through and provides a very pleasing after taste.
fabulous! One of the best I have had
Fine. Doesn't really stand out from the rest of the collection.
Excellent roast! I cant decide if it's better as an espresso or pour over but both are satisfying!
Love this coffee!
Smooth, rich, mellow chocolate/cocoa notes. Not bitter, not acidic, and nutty notes are a nice 'hint' of flavor without being overpowering. Very good body, as well. I like this!
I have really liked all the Higher Grounds coffee so far - that and the Parisi have been the best
very rich taste without be too strong. Smooth finish
Good but not ash full bodied as I like, but good flavor profile
Didn’t like the flavor and it was too acidic and mild.
Pretty smooth coffee with some nice nutty notes. A bit weak tasting, however.
Good cup! Once I made the grind a bit coarser than usual, the taste really came out.
Hazlenut came through very distinctly. Really good, not too bitter. One of my favorites.
I don't know what it is, but no matter what I do, this coffee tastes overly bitter. I don't taste any of the flavor notes that are listed. I would not want this coffee again.