Organic Fair Trade Huehuetenango by Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Review |
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting

    Watsonville, California
  • Organic Fair Trade Huehuetenango

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, north-central Guatemala Price: $11.95/16oz

Blind Assessment: When hot, complexly and giddily floral and fruity - caramel in the aroma, suggestions of lilac and violet, papaya and cantaloupe in the cup. The extravagantly fruity character of the cup hints at sweet ferment, which in fact emerges as the cup cools, hardening the profile a bit and turning it slightly salty. But try it; no one drinks coffee cold anyhow except coffee reviewers.

Notes: Certified organically grown and fair-traded, meaning small-holding farmers have been paid a price determined by international formula to be "fair," or economically and socially sustainable. Huehuetenango, a mountainous, rugged growing region near the Mexican border with a relatively dry climate, is a favorite Guatemala growing region among coffee insiders, who value its typically sweet, delicate, fruit-toned cup. The Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company is an artisan roasting company in business since 1978. Visit or call 888-725-2877 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Fast coffee drinkers and lovers of extravagance and complexity.


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