El Gran Cafe
|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$5.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, nut-toned. Cashew butter, baking chocolate, magnolia, pear, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk structure; satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of cashew and cedar.
Notes: Produced at Beneficio La Esperanza, from trees of the Bourbon, Caturra and Catuaí varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). El Gran Cafe is a coffee shop located in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala whose mission is to roast and serve organic-certified coffees produced at its own Finca La Esperanza and Finca El Pintado just outside of town. Featured in El Gran Cafe’s lineup are also coffees from friends and neighbors in the region, along with award-winning and exceptional coffees from other regions of Guatemala. Visit https://elgran.cafe for more information.
The Bottom Line: A darkish medium version of a classic Guatemala cup: sweet, balanced, gently nut-toned.