Coffee Review - Guatemala La Pila by Mr. Espresso
  • Mr. Espresso

    Oakland, California
  • Guatemala La Pila Palencia

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2010
Origin: Palencia, Guatemala Department, Guatemala. Price: $9.80/12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Deep and sustained complexity in the aroma: pruny fruit, dark chocolate, citrus, molasses, cedar. In the cup the tone lifts and a crisper, more wine-like fruit dominates: citrus, tart berry, carrying directly into a long, resonant finish. Very rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel.

Notes: Mr. Espresso is a San Francisco Bay Area wholesale roaster that slow-roasts its coffees using traditional oak-fired roasting machines. Visit or call 510-287-5200 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Slightly exotic, rich, complex.


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