Coffee Review - Organic Guatemalan by Equal Exchange
  • Equal Exchange

    West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
  • Organic Guatemalan Medium

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2011
Origin: El Quiche Department, south central Guatemala Price: $57.00/5 pounds

Blind Assessment: Roasted nut, fresh-cut fir and a brightening orangy citrus dominate in aroma and cup. Balanced, rather muted acidity, lean but silky mouthfeel. In the cup the nut notes turn toward chocolate and the fruit deepens. The chocolate tendencies in particular persist in a sweet, clean finish.

Notes: Available online in five-pound bags or at various locations in bulk bins, this organically grown Guatemalan coffee is produced by mainly Mayan farmers in the Department of El Quiché. Equal Exchange is a co-operatively owned business founded in 1986 focused on sustainability and social responsibility. Visit or call 774-776-7389 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Subtle, resonant-finishing Guatemala from a pioneer in sustainable coffee importing, roasting and sales.


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