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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Guatemala Finca La Bolsa

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 50/69

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 9

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Mild, spicy, cocoa-toned. Sweet cocoa, raisin, oak, cumin, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, backgrounded acidity; full, densely syrupy mouthfeel. The wood-toned spice notes carry into a sweet finish.

Notes:

Maragogipe (Maragojipe in Spanish; also spelled Maragogype) is a variety of Arabica first discovered growing near the Brazilian town of the same name. It is a seldom-grown, low-yielding variety that produces enormous beans.  Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Aficionados curious about the rare, huge-beaned Maragogipe variety of Arabica. This version displays unusually full mouthfeel and a sweet, spice-and-flowers wood character.