Organic Guatemala by Caffe Vita Review |
  • Caffe Vita

    Seattle, Washington
  • Organic Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 2006
Origin: Guatemala Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A cup either pleasingly delicate or disappointingly simple depending on taste and expectation. Balanced, gentle aroma with a very fresh, foresty cedar and a suggestion of pear-toned fruit. In the cup the cedar and fruit tones finally settle into a sweet, raisin-toned chocolate. Reader Laura Cheng nominated another Central American coffee from Caffe Vita that was not available, so we took the liberty of ordering this one instead.

Notes: Certified organically grown. Caffe Vita is a celebrated Seattle-area small-batch roaster specializing in espresso preparation and equipment. It offers a short list of coffees, mainly blends, preferring to concentrate on consistency rather than breadth of offering, but it rotates featured organic coffees like this one seasonally. Visit or call 888-223-8482 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who find comfort in delicacy.


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