|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$5.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Chocolate-toned, richly sweet-savory. Dark chocolate, nasturtium, black ucherry, cedar, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with gentle, rounded acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to crisp cocoa-toned cedar notes.
Notes: Produced at Beneficio La Esperanza from trees of the Bourbon, Caturra and Catuaí varieties of Arabica, and processed by the traditional 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://El Gran.cafe for more information.
The Bottom Line: A solid Guatemala cup with pleasing savory undertones, deftly roasted to the dark end of medium to develop sweet chocolate notes and intensify body.