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JBC Coffee Roasters

Guaya’b Guatemala

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Complex, richly sweet-savory. Jasmine, pomegranate, nutella, marjoram, frankincense in aroma and cup. Crisply bittersweet structure with high-toned acidity; velvety mouthfeel. A surprising coconut note surfaces in the immediate finish, which proceeds with chocolate-toned sweet herb hints in a larger context of sweet-tart, pomegranate-like fruit.

Notes:

Produced by the Guaya’b Cooperative from trees of the Typica, Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai varieties 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. 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: An inviting Guatemala, notable for its savory, tart-leaning sweetness, high-toned and layered.