|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Rosa Department, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$16.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2013|
Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, bittersweet. Honey, bitter orange, lavender, green grape in aroma and cup, where a savory/salty edge complicates the structure. Round but brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisply drying finish.
Notes: This lot is comprised entirely of the admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. This is the first year of a direct trade relationship between Bird Rock and El Guatelon. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: The briskly bittersweet, deeply savory character displayed by some Pacamaras is on impressive display here.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2013 tasting report: Suave and Idiosyncratic: Coffees of Guatemala