|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Atitlán growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Vibrantly sweet, subtly nuanced. Apricot, dark chocolate, hazelnut, hyacinth, honey in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with brisk acidity; smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolaty finish is supported by notes of apricot and hazelnut.
Produced by smallholding farmers of Asociación Chacaya from a field blend of traditional varieties grown in the region, 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: Balanced, bright, invigoratingly crisp, with throughlines of stone fruit, sweet nut tones and baking chocolate.