Guatemala El Tambur by Caffe Luxxe |
  • Caffe Luxxe

    Santa Monica, California
  • Guatemala El Tambor

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Palencia, south-central Guatemala. Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Sweetly crisp, cleanly layered complexity. Dark chocolate, peach-like fruit, hazelnut, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Gently lively, flavor-nuanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. Dark chocolate in particular carries into a long, deep finish.

Notes: Finca El Tambor is a distinguished, award-winning Guatemala farm. Caffe Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Classic Guatemala: soft without simplicity, perfectly balanced, enveloping chocolate and low-acid fruit.


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