COE Guatemala Lot #2 San Jose Ocana by Great Plains Coffee Roasting Review | CoffeeReview.com
92
  • Great Plains Coffee Roasting

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • COE Guatemala Lot #2 San Jose Ocana

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2007
Origin: Sacatepequez region, Guatemala Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: Quiet, shifting complexity in the aroma: orange, cedar, a hint of cinnamon. In the cup lucid, balanced, delicate: gentle acidity, silky mouthfeel, butter and continued orange notes; the cedar/cinnamon hints lean toward chocolate. Hints of flowers in the long, impressively flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 Guatemala Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed second out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 91.5 from an international jury. "Think Globally, Roast Locally" is the motto of Great Plains Coffee Roasting, a small-batch artisan roasting company serving the Sioux Falls community. Visit www.greatplainscoffee.com or call 800-456-2785 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The perfectly poised roast, just on the cusp between medium and medium-dark, rounds and enriches the aromatics of this delicate coffee without suppressing them.

AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:47/56


Coffee, more so than wine, is a continually changing product. Recent reviews, whether written by Coffee Review or readers, are most likely to reflect current versions of a given coffee.