Coffee Review - Guatemala Antigua Finca Lorena by Seattle Coffee Works
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Nicaragua Marlene Lagos Honey

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2012
Origin: Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Rich, balanced, a hint of red wine. Fresh-cut cedar, black-currant-like fruit, brown sugar, hints of chocolate and red wine in aroma and cup. Round, wine-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Quiet, sweet-toned finish.

Notes: This coffee was processed using the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet process, but all or some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. It is a Rainforest Alliance certified coffee, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A contemplative sort of coffee, deep, quiet, sweet without sentiment.


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