Guatemala La Bolsa
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Origin: La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces
Review Date: August 2014
Round, layered, cocoa-toned complexity. Dark chocolate, black cherry, vanilla, floral peach in aroma and cup. Rich, juicy acidity; very smooth, lightly plush mouthfeel. Suave, flavor-saturated finish.
Processed by the classic wet or “washed” method: fruit is removed before drying using traditional ferment-and-wash methods and the beans are sun-dried. Produced on Finca La Bolsa from trees of the Bourbon and Caturra varieties of Arabica. An integral part of New York’s coffee renaissance, Brooklyn-based Café Grumpy opened its first café in 2005 and has since expanded to six locations, including a roasting facility and bakery. Visit www.cafegrumpy.com or call 718-383-0748 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A very complete coffee; its natural, chocolaty sweetness may make it a good choice for those interested in transitioning from sweetener and whitener to taking their coffee black.