|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Multi-layered, complex. Dark chocolate, dried apricot, star jasmine, cedar, hazelnut butter in aroma and small cup. Very syrupy mouthfeel; crisply fruit-toned finish. In three parts milk, chocolate and apricot notes are amplified, supported by spicy florals.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 22 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2022. Produced by Josué Morales at Finca Villa La Esperanza entirely of the Villa Sarchi variety of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Certified USDA Organic. 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.cafefor more information.
The Bottom Line: This single-farm Guatemala espresso displays tart fruit notes in the straight shot, richly sweet florals in milk, and deep chocolate in both formats.