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.
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 right 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.