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JBC Coffee Roasters

Bella Carmona Guatemala

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Antigua growing region, central Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2017

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply sweet/savory yet delicate and vibrant. Grapefruit zest, brown sugar, hazelnut, rhododendron-like flowers, a hint of musk in aroma and cup. Roundly and resonantly brisk in structure; plump and full in mouthfeel. Nut, brown sugar and grapefruit carry into a quiet, balanced finish.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon and respected Caturra varieties of Arabica and processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) by grower Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora in the celebrated Antigua Valley of Guatemala. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A very distinctive and original Guatemala, fusing sweet/savory depth with delicate, lively nut and floral aromatics.