Coffee Review - Guatemala Traphichitos by Cultivar Coffee
  • Cultivar Coffee

    Dallas, Texas
  • Guatemala Trapichitos

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: El Quiche Department, south central Guatemala Price: $12.75/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Delicately lush, complex. Honey, prairie flowers, roasted cocoa nib, a hint of cinnamon bark in aroma and cup. Crisp but juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies but the sweet, honey-toned finish still pleases.

Notes: Trapichitos is one of four mainly indigenous coffee producing communities that form the association called Ixil A’achimbal. The Trapichitos coffee is fermented without water for around twenty hours in wooden boxes covered with banana leaves, washed, and sun-dried on tables and tarps, a local variation on orthodox wet-processing, and one that seems to have a complex and positive impact on cup character. Visit or call 469-387-6289 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Quietly exotic flavor and balanced structure in a light-roast presentation provides a satisfying variation on the Central America cup.


Coffee, more so than wine, is a continually changing product. Recent reviews, whether written by Coffee Review or readers, are most likely to reflect current versions of a given coffee.