Coffee Review - Guatemala La Candelaria by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2011
Origin: Alotenango, Guatemala. Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Bright and sweetly tart with complex, refreshing temperate fruit notes: cherry, green apple, orange. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. The finish is very rich, sweet, and saturated with fruit notes, particularly apple.

Notes: Finca Candelaria is owned and managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya Sr. who, over the past several years has taken a once run-down farm and revitalized it. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Wonderfully summery breakfast cup.


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