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Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters

Finca Merced Guatemala

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 58/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet, high-toned. Maple syrup, orange zest, roasted cacao nib, peach, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure; satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish has a throughline of roasted cacao nib, accompanied by notes of peach and maple syrup in the short and orange zest and cedar in the long.

Notes:

Produced by the Ortega family entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Chocolate Fish is a distinguished New-Zealand-inspired micro-roaster based in Sacramento California, focused on the best in both quality and integrity. Visit www.chocolatefishcoffee.com or call 916-451-5181 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A sweetly bright, cocoa-toned Guatemala cup with engaging stone fruit and aromatic wood complications.

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