Guatemala Injerto by CafeTaster Review |
  • CafeTaster

    I-Lan City, Taiwan
  • Guatemala Injerto EI-04 Noble Age

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala. Price: NTD $1800/8 ounces

Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, crisply juicy. Cedar, orange, blackberry, a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright but sweet acidity. Syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, deep, gently drying finish.

Notes: This is a special auction lot produced by El Injerto, one of Guatemala’s most celebrated coffee farms, from the admired Pacamara variety of Arabica. Noble Age is El Injerto’s description for a coffee produced only from very ripe, dark red, almost purple fruit, when sugar content is at or close to its maximum. CaféTaster is an aficionado nano-roaster of the style increasingly characteristic of East Asia countries like Taiwan and Korea, roasting very high-end coffees in very small volumes for a tiny clientele of passionate coffee enthusiasts, in the process selling coffee education as much as coffee itself. Email roaster Jerry Huang at for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Striking in the juxtaposition of sweetness and the dry authority of its complex fruit notes. Both bracing and seductive.


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