Guatemala Huehuetenango by Counter Culture Coffee Review |
  • Counter Culture Coffee

    Durham, North Carolina
  • Guatemala Huehuetenango

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

Blind Assessment: Very sweet-toned, cherryish, chocolate-leaning fruit in the aroma; butter and night flower complications. In the cup deeply acidy, full-bodied. The chocolate character deepens and sheds some fruit, but remains rich, sweet and buttery, with a slight herby/salty edge. The chocolate fruit outlasts a slight astringency in the finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown. Also certified by the Smithsonian Institution as "Bird Friendly," meaning this coffee is grown inside a forest-like canopy of multi-species trees. Produced by the Recinos family on Finca Nueva Armenia. Counter Culture is a small-batch wholesale specialty roaster with an informative and lively website, a commitment to fine coffee and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit or call 888-238-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A magisterially imperfect coffee; a slight hint of fruit ferment only deepens the shifting, buttery chocolate nuance. Excellent late-in-the-day coffee.


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