The Collector

(5 customer reviews)

From: $18.00 / month


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Have you ever wondered what award winning coffees from international coffee competitions tasted like?  Have you ever tasted microlots that cupped at 90+ points? Are you looking for rare or unique coffees? We seek out only the best of the best for our Collector coffee subscription.

  • Coffee subscription billed at your chosen frequency
  • Our most complex and nuanced beans
  • Smallest lot sizes
  • Most variety
  • Sourced Globally
  • Highest quality, award winning, 90+ points, or otherwise rare/unique coffee
  • Coffees purchased up to 500% over index
  • Lightest roasts ranging from City through City+

*We roast our beans to preserve and compliment the flavors of origin. There will always be a bit of variety in our roasts in our continuing attempt to express the best that each bean has to offer.

“How many bags will I need per month?” you might be asking yourself. By our calculations, one person who drinks one cup per day will go through about two bags per month.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Current Coffee

– Costa Rica – Familia Monge –


There is nowhere like Costa Rica when it comes to coffee processing and micro-mill innovations. Just ask Rodolfo Monge who has dedicated more than 40 years cultivating coffee at his 12-acre farm called La Esperanza Familia Monge located in La Esperanza de Tarrazu within the province of San José. Much of the recent innovation has been fueled by Rodolfo’s son, Gustavo Monge. While Rodolfo has years of experience cultivating coffee, he has only been processing the family’s coffee for the last four years in large part because of Gustavo’s interest in creating traceability for his family's coffee. The father and son pair now work together using their own micro-mill where cherry selection and drying are meticulously executed. This natural processed coffee is an example of precisely executed methods of drying coffee inside the cherry, which eliminates the need to wash the coffee and greatly reduces the environmental impact, while at the same time, producing an expressive cup profile.


Region: La Esperanza de Tarrazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
Altitude: 1500 – 1700 MASL
Harvest: November – March

Gustavo Monge & Rodolfo Monge, Familia Monge, Finca La Esperanza

Catuai, Caturra

Full natural and dried on raised beds

FLAVOR Strawberry, cherry, balsamic, complex
BODY Medium

Light – City

5 reviews for The Collector

  1. Maria Zaborina (verified owner)

    I first tried Modest coffee (the Collector) at the Farmers Market in Naperville and just loved the taste. So excited that I can continue to enjoy it in the fall and winter months as well! Great taste and flavor with mild citrusy undertones!

  2. Suzanne Kolars (verified owner)

    This coffee is so delicious, hot and cold! When I received the first bag, I noticed the roast date was only a few days before! I have never had coffee so fresh! I grind it and brew it in a french press. I make it extra strong and keep the brewed coffee in the refrigerator. I use this extra strong coffee to make lattes and iced coffees.I have never tasted coffee with a flavor so tasty and fresh. I want to drink it all day.

  3. Ronny Ewanek (verified owner)

    Just like Suzanne said, it’s pretty wonderful to get coffee that has been literally roasted just a few days at most.

  4. Max Bass (verified owner)

    Excellent quality. I always like a good light roast, and have been getting pickier over the years. I ordered online, came reliably, tastes great.

  5. Buddy Whittenburg (verified owner)

    I’ve been subscribed to “The Collector” for over 6 years now. It’s an incredible value. I originally subscribed because quality light roasts were rather difficult to find. I always enjoy the way Modest roasts their beans, and this subscription changes as they source new product. Being single origin and lightly roasted means there are always subtle flavors to suss out. Some roasts are perfectly smooth, others are presently different. It keeps coffee interesting with almost no effort on my part. A bag just shows up in my mailbox and I start brewing.

    In 6 years, with well over 100 bags of coffee delivered between various subscriptions, I’ve had a single shipment issue and was dealt with swiftly by excellent customer service. I recommend Modest to anyone that likes coffee and I recommend this subscription in particular if you’re fond of interesting single origin light roasts.

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