Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle by Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2004
Origin: Antigua valley, central Guatemala Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Impressive aroma: balanced, sweetly acidy yet gently roasty, with suggestions of chocolate and low-toned fruit - papaya or apricot. In the cup neither roasty nor acidy, however; simply bitter. Softens toward the finish but never completely recovers its opening balance and complexity.

Notes: Antigua, from the valley surrounding the colonial town of Guatemala Antigua, is Guatemala's most celebrated coffee origin. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit or call 800-955-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Milk or whitener softens the cup, releasing the fruit and chocolate notes from the rather stifling bitterness.


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