Guatemala Atitlan Estate by PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Review |
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Lake Atitlan growing region, south-central Guatemala Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A balanced, smoothly full-bodied cup with a sweet acidity and a subdued roastiness that turns the fruit toward cantaloupe and black cherry.

Notes: Atitlan is a growing region situated on the volcanic slopes and valleys surrounding the grand and beautiful Lake Atitlan. Typical Atitlan weather is wetter than Antigua, the soil is richer, and the cup full-bodied but rather gentle and fruit-toned. This coffee from Estate Santo Thomas Pachuj is estate grown on a farm with impressive environmental and social credentials. PT's is a quality-oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster whose motto is "without the love, it's just coffee." Visit or call 888-678-5282 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: A satisfying, versatile cup with enough roastiness for those who crave it and sufficient acidy brightness to please black coffee drinkers of the traditional school.


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