|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$13.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2021|
Blind Assessment: Richly bittersweet, complex. Dark chocolate, sassafras, honey, pear, cashew in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with pert acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet, balanced finish centers around suggestions of dark chocolate and cashew.
Notes: Produced by Alejandro Solís of Finca Huixoc entirely of the Maracaturra variety of Arabica, and processed by the 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://elgran.cafe/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: A richly nutty and chocolaty Guatemala cup from the big-beaned Maracaturra variety of Arabica.