Coffee Review - Guatemala Xeucalvitz Espresso by Coava Coffee
  • Coava Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Guatemala Xeucalvitz Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2010
Origin: El Quiche Department, south central Guatemala Price: $18.00/500 g (17.6 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Smooth, quietly complex. Lemon and flowers in the aroma, with deepening notes of aromatic wood and chocolate in the small cup. Full, syrupy body. Very long, rich finish saturated with chocolate and flowers. Sweetens nicely in milk but simplifies a bit, though the lemony chocolate rings on, particularly in the finish.

Notes: Xeucalvitz is one of four communities that form Ixil A’achimbal an association of coffee producers. Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A complexly balanced espresso rendition of the fragrant citrus-flower-and-chocolate genius of Guatemala.


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