Coffee Review - Guatemala Finca Puerta Verde by Cafe Valverde
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  • Cafe Valverde Coffee Roasters

    West Newbury, Massachusetts
  • Guatemala Puerta Verde COE 2009 #7

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2010
Origin: Antigua valley, Guatemala. Price: $16.95/16 oz.
 

Blind Assessment: In the aroma, sweet fruit dominates, complemented by a crisp, roast-influenced cocoa note. The fruit turns more pronounced and multifaceted in the cup, displaying sweet hints of berry, black currant and orange with a continued cocoaish undertone. Bright but balanced acidity, silky mouthfeel. Flavor softens but persists in the finish.

Notes: Located in Guatemala's famous Antigua valley, Finca Puerta Verde has been owned by the same family for four generations. A prize winner in the 2009 Guatemala Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed seventh out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 88.40 from an international jury. From trees of the Bourbon and Caturra varieties. Cafe Valverde Coffee Roasters is the roasting partner of Invalsa Coffee, a US-based importer (with a branch in Bolivia) focused on purchasing sustainably grown, high-quality coffees directly from small-holding farmers in Bolivia and Costa Rica. Café Valverde micro-roasts coffee beans to order and ships worldwide. Visit www.cafevalverde.com or call 888-422-3338 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Layered fruit in an award-winning coffee.

AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:44/59


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