Finca El Guatelon Pacamara by Bird Rock Coffee |
  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

    La Jolla, California
  • Finca El Guatelon Pacamara

Roast: Light Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Santa Rosa Department, Guatemala. Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, bittersweet. Honey, bitter orange, lavender, green grape in aroma and cup, where a savory/salty edge complicates the structure. Round but brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisply drying finish.

Notes: This lot is comprised entirely of the admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. This is the first year of a direct trade relationship between Bird Rock and El Guatelon. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The briskly bittersweet, deeply savory character displayed by some Pacamaras is on impressive display here.


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