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PT's Coffee Roasting

Finca El Socorro Maracaturra

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Palencia, Fraijanes Plateau growing region, central Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $22.50/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: 52/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet, balanced, intricately layered. Frankincense, almond nougat, honeysuckle, dried black cherry, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, cocoa-toned finish is supported by notes of dried black cherry and honeysuckle.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 12 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018. Produced entirely from trees of the Maracaturra variety of Arabica. Maracaturra is a cross between the workhorse, compact-growing variety Caturra (itself a mutant of the heirloom Bourbon) and the rare, huge-beaned Maragogipe, making it a parallel variety to the better-known Pacamara, a cross between Maragogipe and Pacas (also a mutant selection of Bourbon). This is a wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

 

The Bottom Line: A lovely example of the big-beaned Maracaturra variety: sweetly savory with notes of deep stone fruit and rich, sweet florals.

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