Guatemala Finca Injerto Pacamara by Four Barrel Coffee Review |
  • Four Barrel Coffee

    San Francisco, California
  • Guatemala Finca Injerto Pacamara

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2009
Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Intensely pungent fir, sweet nut and fruit aroma; leanish but smooth mouthfeel; sweet, balanced acidity. Complex flavors of aromatic wood, pine needles and berries with hints of black currant and flowers. The flavor turns toward cocoa or fruit-toned chocolate in the long finish.

Notes: Finca El Injerto is a celebrated coffee farm with exemplary practices and fields that are mostly planted in the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. The Pacamara variety is a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a Bourbon selection. This lot of Pacamara took first place in the 2008 Guatemala Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed first out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 93.68 from an international jury. Four Barrel is a cafe located in San Francisco's Mission District with an in-house roasting facility. Owned by former Ritual Coffee Roasters co-founder Jeremy Tooker and Duane Sorenson of Portland's Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Four Barrel currently has no website.Call 415-252-0800 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Seekers of intensity and complexity in an award-winning coffee.


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