Heifer Hope Blend by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2005
Origin: Lake Atitlan region of west-central Guatemala; northern Sumatra; southern Mexico Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Dominated by a sweetly fermented fruit that reads as a rich, brandy-toned, cherryish chocolate. This lush flavor complex is heady in the aroma and sweetly refreshing in the cup. As the coffee cools, however, the ferment reveals a very slight bitter edge.

Notes: This unusual blend combines small-holder coffees from Mexico and Sumatra with coffee from the famous La Voz qui Clama en el Desierto (The Voice that Cries Out in the Desert) cooperative of indigenous Tzutuhil small-holding farmers in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. The La Voz farmers were among those hardest hit by the flooding and landslides caused by Hurricane Stan in late 2005. Heifer International is a development organization begun in 1944 and dedicated to "ending hunger permanently by providing families with livestock and training." All components of this blend are certified organically grown and certified Fair Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com or call 800-223-6768 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Social idealists who are lovers of the wilder and fruitier side of the coffee flavor spectrum.


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