Guatemala Finca Calahute Alto by Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery Review |
  • Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery

    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Guatemala Finca Calahute Alto

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2005
Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala Price: $9.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Slight cedary roastiness in the aroma, with a peach- or banana-toned dark chocolate that carries into the cup with a rich, pungent sweetness. The low-toned fruit lingers pleasingly in the long finish.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2005 Guatemala Exceptional Cup competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed eighth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of just under 85 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon and the newer Caturra varieties of arabica on the Calahute Alto farm. Caffe Pronto is a small, classic artisan roasting company focusing on quality and service. Visit or call 888-697-7668 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer quiet excitement.


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