This is the Colombia Tolima brought to you by Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. This fully washed coffee was grown by the Asociacion de Caficultores Indigenas in the Tolima region of Colombia between 1,650 - 1,900 meters above sea level. We love this coffee for its nuanced notes of caramel, baking spices and citrus and bright overall quality.
Really enjoyed the balanced acidity here - bright profile but well balanced with the caramel notes and the roast profile felt really appropriate for the end of the summer.
Brewed in a chemex - a good, balanced cup with a refreshing amount of citrus. Yum!
This was great for sure
kind of bland
The smell of the beans had a rich, chocolate aroma, but the flavor itself was weak. It was ok overall but sadly flat in taste. It also had an odd sour (not aftertaste) but end-taste to each sip, not the lovely citrus and bright flavor advertised. I do love Columbia beans though.
good aroma and aftertaste (not burned, or ashy). clean and well balanced. a bit floral to my taste buds.
This coffee smelled wonderful but was sour- the taste buds immediately identifying sourness over the tasting "notes" mentioned. I'm not confident I will continue paying more for the "mystery" coffee each month. Definitely "bright" is Not a taste I deeire
Smells amazing, but too acidic and mild.
Thoroughly enjoyed this coffee. Flavorful but not overwhelming. I enjoyed the level of the roast. At first, I made it in a standard 4-cup coffee machine and while it tasted good, I was not blown away. I then went ahead and bought a Clever Coffee Dripper and this completely changed the game and really unlocked this coffee's flavor. I will now be using the Clever dripper exclusively from now on, so feel free to send a coffee suitable for the Clever method. P.S. Your brew guide video about the Clever was very helpful!
I enjoyed it :)
It was tasty!
Really enjoyed that each morning, this coffee was exactly what I wanted with no surprises and no worries that I was in the mood for it. It's great if you are looking for a consistent taste that you won't tire of.
The word that comes to mind with this coffee is balance. Notes of chocolate, almond, and citrus are apparent but not overwhelming. To be honest I would rate this higher than 3 but not quite 4 stars. I'm not crazy about citrus character in my coffee but that is just my preference. Part of the reason I'm on Misto is to experience different coffee. This roast definitely did that. I find it a little thin but thats just the character of the citrus I think. Not off-putting in any way. Typically I go coffee that is full of rich, natural flavored that is full bodied. If one is looking for a balanced, refreshing roast this coffee is perfect.
Too light and acidic
Solid coffee, roast was great, enjoyed over ice. Came out a bit acidic for my tastes as a pour-over!
Definitely citrus with a great after taste. The aroma is distinctive and sophisticated.
I liked the flavor but it was fairly acidic.
Very good, I agree about the nice spice notes
These beans were delicious. It tasted a little more acidic or sour, perhaps why it's described as citrusy and bright. While I truly enjoyed this coffee and its complexity, I think I prefer bolder or darker, chocolatey roasts. I hope that's helpful.
It is a great tasting coffee! Smooth with a body that is well balenced with good flavor and overlapping citrus notes. Not overwhelming but rather complimentary to any breakfast.
This might be a little long. I do not have the best palette. I know what I like and what I don't. But I may not be able to clearly explain why. So this coffee was good, but seem a little light. Too bright and citrusy. Not very coffeeish. I had a Kenyan AA single source medium roast just before this. And the beans were darker and had a bolder deeper coffee aroma and flavor. I not sure if I'm a bolder dark roast person yet, or just a bold medium roast. Too soon to tell. I enjoyed the flavor of this coffee, very unique and complex. But not one I would buy again. But I enjoyed your selection because I like to expand my palette and try flavors that are new and unique. This was good but not a favorite. I look forward to working with you as you help to refine my palette. Thank you for your time and help. I look forward to your next selection.
Really like this one! The smell of it is amazing!!! And the taste is perfectly yummy :-)
Tasty. Very good coffee flavor, Not as intense a flavor as I would like. Too bright for Rachel's taste.
A great summer coffee, but a bit too much Citrus for me.
Definitely getting the citrus but not the caramel (this is after my first pot). A bit sour at the end, which I'm not used to given my newness to lighter roast coffees vs medium roast previously. For me, might be missing something to balance things out but not sure what exactly.
Lemony. Light. Simple.
Pretty good, just nothing mind-blowing. More africans plz.
Our first time drinking a higher end coffee. We loved it. Just a truly enjoyable product
This was fantastic to try. I really liked the high acidity/citrus notes mixed with the earthy-ness. Probably wouldn't be something I buy every week, but an amazing coffee, and a style I like to drinking %25 of the time.
Pretty bright and sweet. I usually buy African beans because I like the sweetness, so to get something from South America that's on the light side is a pleasant surprise.
The description is pretty accurate. If it sounds like something you would like, you'll probably love it. I shared it with friends and they really enjoyed (I made them pour over).
Did not like this one so much, had a sour taste I do not prefer
Probably closer to 3.5* than 4*. Brewed a Chemex on Saturday and immersion today. Better as immersion IMO. Definitely get the citrus and spice. For me, the un-brewed grounds have more caramel and sweet smell than the resultant cup.
I liked this one. Maybe a little on the brighter side than what I normally gravitate toward but the caramel brought that down enough where I enjoyed it.
It sips a little too light and bright for my tastes, I like something a bit darker and smokier. Still an enjoyable cup but leaves me wanting a bit more out of it.
Upon first cup tasted, I thought it had a mild aftertaste.Another member of the family stated it was OK but made the next pot stronger. Overall we thought it was ok but nothing to rave about.
I really enjoyed this coffee. It was bright and easy to drink.
The small of the beans led me to think it was a bold, dark roast, but the flavor was lighter than it first seemed. I liked the flavor, which didn't have a lot of sweetness.
not a bad cup of coffee, but i found its flavor profile to be boring. i'll grind my way through all the beans, but i wouldn't purchase again if i saw it in a store
A little bit on the dark side
Cat & Bryan
Was GOOD when had with food, but just OK/MEH by itself.
The flavor was very good but I was hoping for slightly bolder.
Love this coffee! First one I've tried and the caramel note really came through on my first sip with subtle citrus notes. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and can't wait to get the next one!
Somehow bright and smooth simultaneously. Great stuff.
I brewed this coffee as french press and drip brew. Notes of citrus, bright and acidic. The roast was a little too acidic and light for my taste.
I'm new to 3rd wave coffee but in my uneducated opinion this was outstanding. Citrus was not something I was expecting in a coffee. I really like it but since I haven't had many varieties yet I'd like to try something a lot different in the medium to light roast category.
Enjoyed this coffee very much. It was a little darker than I was expecting. I will adjust my settings to get to try possibly lighter roasts. I would totally drink this again, though!
The coffee is good, but a little bit light in flavor. I had to use a bit more than I normally would in order to get a good flavor out of it. The flavor is subtle, and the roast is quite light, but it is a good cup for the morning if you add a bit more grounds than you'd expect to.
I compared this to my usual brew of Colombia Mtn from Costco, a somewhat more darkly roasted coffee. It makes a stronger cup than I am used to, so I would need to brew it differently for daily use. Its aroma and complex taste persisted over time compared to my Costco regular, which seems to fade after half a cup or so. This Colombia has a smoother presence than the somewhat darker Colombia I am used to. Overall, I prefer this bean to my normal brew, but find that it packs more of a wallop than I am used to, and would require adjusting my brewing technique for long term use.
Very solid, nothing wrong with this coffee. Went very well with my current hazelnut and almond milk additions
I really like this coffee! The flavors are big but not overpowering.
Some wonderful, almost tangy, flavors here. Definitely notice the citrus character. I'd like to try something a little darker for the next selection.
Great roast on this coffee. Very fruity peaberry-type notes when brewed. Brewing more grounds to water vs less grounds to water has very different outcome of flavors. Very pleased.
Nice aroma upon opening package. Smooth taste with no aftertaste or bite. I needed a few sips (and a second cup) to appreciate the taste...not an immediate wow.
Has a very nice bright citrus flavor as an espresso shot. Worked great as a pour over using a Chemex.
Very balanced and tasty. Keep 'em coming!
Really like this one. Flavors seem complex and the roast level is perfect. Anything similar would be great, but also open to try anything a little lighter or darker as well.
This was great
good aroma, not too strong or pungent, the citrus comes out in a nice way
A little too much citrus for my taste.
Very drinkable, bold enough to wake you up ... but easy to drink. This coffee makes for a really high quality every day morning coffee for people that really love coffee.
Excellent coffee, very smooth.
good coffee but a bit too much citrus for my tastes.
I would say good to excellent.
May have misled you with my initial preferences as submitted when I got the gift.
Love the non bitter, non cooked qualities of this coffee.
Wondering though if you have one that delivers slightly more intensity/complexity.
That said, the Tolima is really good.
I had guests who preferred the coffee from my local, very small provider.
GIMME Coffee, based in Ithaca, NY. Perhaps you've heard of GIMME.
My guests preferred the somewhat darker Indonesia Java Blue Batavia from
GIMMEE, profile is sweet earth, brown sugar, lingering cocoa and molasses.
Gotta say, it's hard to compare against Tolima, very different.
Bright.. citrus is subtle, nice body. Overall, it's pretty good.
Thus far, we have brewed this coffee by french press and pour over. The caramel, molasses, and almond tasting notes were more prominent when brewed by pour over. Overall, we were pretty happy with this coffee and give it 4/5 stars.
Great aroma, great taste!
i did not get any of these notes, felt it was more buttery than anything else. i thought it was a little dark.
Was good but tasted very neutral and not unlike a regular store brand of coffee like Dunkin' Donuts. A bit disappointing.
good aroma and aftertaste (not burned, or ashy). clean and well balanced. a bit floral to my taste buds.
Good; bright, acidic, light.
Would likely prefer a bit darker roast with a bit more nutty, rich flavor.
Coffee is very good, but would perhaps be even better if a bit darker.
Coffee was really good. It smelled amazing. I like trying different things. I don't mind a cup like this every now and then but it was a bit too "sour" for my everyday go to cup. Final Answer: Amazing, just not really my thing for everyday.
This was a little too acidic for me but I only have aeropress to brew with at the moment. I found by the bottom of the bag the best brewing method for me was a fine grind and short brew time in an inverted aeropress. It helped reduce some of the acidity.
Loved this coffee. Pretty smooth and I can certainly catch the caramel and citrus notes. I usually enjoy a lighter roast, but this was a very a enjoyable medium roast.
A little more citrus than I like, but nice flavor overall.
First shipment. Very good coffee. Smooth and bright without being too fruity.
Roasted to almost burned, leaving a bitter aftertaste.
Smooth, very flavorful, delicious!
Little light in terms of flavor - good, yet I think I'd like something with a bit more umph - does that make sense?
I enjoyed the smoothness to this coffee as well as its caramel undertones. Primarily used it for pour overs and it was enjoyed.
Enjoying the bright citrus notes
Next delivery - more medium ... more dark chocolatey
I liked this coffee much better than the previous shipment. It had a lot more flavor and was very smooth.
I really liked it, but it's a little too citrus-y for my taste.
Excellent roast. I enjoy Colombian beans because of the bright, time to start the morning happiness they seem to imbue with a drip method. Can't really brew them wrong, although I did notice several other flavors when I did a pour over (mellowed out the brew).
We really liked this one as it was light but flavorful and mixes well with just a little almond milk creamer. The citrus is awesome!
Great flavor, definitely tasted the citrus. Liked it better in the chemex than the french press.
Another great pick, balanced flavor and smooth.
Great coffee, a little brighter than I am used to and more citrus tones than my average cup, which is not bad, just different for my palate.
I don't love the citrus flavor. Though it is nicer for the summer weather, it's not my favorite. I enjoyed the spices and roast.
Fruity, bright, especially refreshing when poured over ice.
Coffe is good but not as bold as i like it. The caramel and citrus give the coffee a good flavor.
This is a great bean. Great flavor and perfect roast.
This is one of the better cofees that we have received. The roast is good and it is very flavorful, the caramel flavors are very pronounced and the citrus is not overbearing. We dislike citrus flavors in coffee. It is not bitter and it brews very well in the French press. Overall we wouldn't purchase this again, because the tasting notes are not what we usually look for but it was a pleasant bag of coffee to try.
My husband and I were surprised at how naturally sweet this coffee is. It has an interesting red clay color once ground. Also if you drink coffee to stay "regular" this is probably for you. I don't know a more polite way to put that.
Liked it very much - it has a lot of flavor without being too floral or fruity. I liked the acidity level as well.
Would like more depth and slightly roaster
I really enjoy this coffee, although it is not very exciting. I am enjoying the tastes and the smell, but overall I am not blown away. Not saying that every cup needs to blow me away! Only that I think I am more used to more acidic beans, African usually. I am trying to be extra critical in order to be helpful to you! I really like this bag, but I am doing my best to be thinking through it well. Thanks so much!
While I liked the complexity in flavor with this Colombia, I felt that it was a bit too "dark" without having a smoother finish. It was OK, but I wouldn't purchase it again or run it through a french press--I imagine it would be too harsh in anything other than a filtered process. The packaging was nice, though.
Christian & Katie
Really great and pretty much exactly what I look for in a coffee. The beans were fresh and had a strong toffee/caramel aroma at grinding. The coffee is sweet and flavorful. Slight citrus and finishes with flavors of caramalized sugar. Almost like a really pleasant burnt marshmallow. I really liked it!
Really enjoyed the lighter citrus notes - didn't think I'd be a fan but was pleased by the "brightness" of the flavor.
Hi Samantha! 2 of us are sharing this subscription - Matthew & Ariela. We wanted to go with a 3.5 bc Ariela liked it more than Matthew... we couldn't quite put our finger on what we didn't like, but we generally go for lighter roasts and Ari picked up on some bitterness she didn't like. Matthew thought it wasn't particularly special - tasted like a standard Colombian coffee, not bad but wasn't crazy about it either. We liked that it had nutty flavors. Hope that is helpful feedback!
Has a bright finish, nice acidity but still smooth, no bitterness. Really enjoyable.
Coffee was just ok... not great, not bad.
This was a luscious bean. A little fruitier than I prefer. I brewed it all as pour over and I was sad when it was gone.
I forgot to review this a few months ago, but remember really enjoying the fruity notes!
we really loved this coffee
I enjoy the coffee. It tastes really good, but I do prefer a bit more body.
I really liked this coffee as it had different flavors than what I usually drink.
Pretty good! But I think I prefer a lighter roast
The taste of caramel is a bit overwhelming in my opinion. It doesnt seem to mix well with the citrus flavor.
Since this was my first purchase I wasn't sure what to expect. I don't necessarily dislike darker roasts, but I was afraid that's all I might be seeing from this subscription. In fact, I used less grounds on this blend thinking it might be too strong and I was wrong. It was amazing and the next brews I doubled up the grounds to really get more flavor. I would buy this coffee again. I'm ready to continue to expand my palate beyond the ole Folgers!
Sweeter than I expected, which I'm not a fan of although this one was OK. Perhaps next a more bold taste would be preferable.
Really enjoyed the caramel on the finish. Seemed very pronounced. I tried brewing this at a couple temperatures on a clever but thought I enjoyed what came out when I brewed around 200F. Really enjoyed the sweetness on the front end at a slightly lower temperature than I'm used to that came out combo'ed with the caramely finish.
This was my starter coffee from Mistobox. I found it smooth. A bit bright. Slightly earthy. It was entirely forgettable. I had to increase the strength on my brewer - something I have not had to do with other coffees. There was nothing wrong with this coffee. If you drink coffee regular - no cream or sweetener, it's really pretty good. If you sometimes like sweetener or cream (not milk, that's for barbarians) it doesn't have the authority to hold up well.
Anodyne never disappoints!
Another excellent selection. The hint of caramel is subtle but enjoyed. I appreciate the smooth texture and the coffee taste overall isn't aggressive but light on the tongue and filled with flavor.
Very bright and sweet! Love it.
Really good roast! Not too dark, not too light. Maybe a tad too bright, if I was being really picky, but overall a solid choice.
Stale and terrible. Coffee came without a roast date.
This was a good coffee that had a freshness of flavor which was appealing. Through a combination of the bean and/or my brewing method (V60), the citrus and brightness was very pronounced to me. This was the upper limit of that flavor for my palate. If those are the flavors you seek, this is your bean!
I used about half of this bag for a cold brew, and it was a very flavorful cold brew. I didn't particularly like the pour over flavor as much though. I'm giving it an Ok but it would be 2 stars for pour over and full 5 stars for cold brew.
Russell & Will
There's no roasted date in the package and it tastes a little stale.
This coffee was fantastic - the flavors were bright and came through perfectly with my aeropress. Send me more like this!
An earthier blend that really has the caramel coming through. Light on the citrus and overall a mild punch that is still delicious after 3 or 4 cups :)
Edit 3/4: the further I go thru this coffee, the better I like it. Now don't know which of the two (Sidama Ardi or Tolema) s better. All I know is one is gone and the other is almost gone :-(
Definitely toastier than the Sidama Ardi and more caramel than citrus, imho; the Tolima beans grind a little more flaky or fibrous than the SA. Tolima smells great and i like the low acidity. If I had to choose, I would probably give the Sidama Ardi the win just because it had a little smoother profile. Kinda wish i'd saved a cup worth of the SA to compare.
I brewed in a Clever Dripper - and often iced or added almond milk. The flavor was rich without being dark.
I really enjoyed the brightness of the Colombia Tolima. The caramel and citrus were not overpowering which made for a refreshing cup of coffee.
I suppose I have an adjusted scale. I liked this coffee. But it was a bit... clean. Not as rich as I'd like. I suppose the subtle citrus is to blame. The Caremark was evident and delightful, but not my overall fav.
too weak for me was expecting a stronger richer flavor
Agree with the flavor notes; bright, light caramel profile with some slight peach/apricot sprinkled in. Enjoy this one, not quite as much as some others I have received but a good bean.
This is one of our favorite coffees. We love that it is has a bold, complex and rich beginning and a bright, citrus finish.
Perfect blend of earthy and fruity notes. Being organic was a huge plus!
This is the brightest coffee I've ever tasted. And the caramel comes through in subtle fashion in the aftertaste. Quite good. I'm still hoping you can find a slightly darker roast to alternate with these fruity ones.
This coffee is undrinkable. It tastes sort of like I think battery acid would.
Love this roast a lot, although it might be a little to bright for my taste. You can definitely taste the citrus, which is nice.
Most impressive packaging of any coffee ive seen. Delicious flavor as well. Refreshing and citrus.
This is not my favorite but not horrible I found it to be most flavorful after my cup of coffee safe at room temp for 3hrs.. acidity is low it is smooth BUT I would say the LAST TWO bags of beans you selected had more of the flavor I enjoy
Least favorite of all the coffees so far. Flavor is good and very well rounded, but lacks the exoticism I've had on the other bags, in particular the Ethiopian, which was loaded with berry flavors and had an amazing body. If I were brewing coffee for a large group in a drip machine, this would be the choice since it would satisfy everyone. I just prefer the fruitier flavors.