Guatemala Fraijanes El Cuervo by Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters

    Chicago, Illinois
  • Guatemala Fraijanes El Cuervo

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Fraijanes growing region, south-central Guatemala Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A powerfully acidy coffee, sharply rich and winy. Beneath the acidy assertion patient drinking reveals subdued but seductive floral undertones. The aromatics are splendid but the mouthfeel is a bit too astringent for my taste.

Notes: Fraijanes is a lesser-known but well-established and very productive Guatemalan growing region. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit or call 888-945-9786 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the big, blazingly acidy old-fashioned American cup.


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