|Roaster Location:||Redlands, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2018|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Salted caramel, black cherry, cinnamon, roasted cashew, clover flower in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure; high-toned, juicy acidity. Fruit-toned finish with hints of cinnamon and clover flower.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from big-bean varieties for Coffee Review’s November 2018 tasting report. It was produced from trees of the Pacamara variety of Arabica. The Pacamara is a big-beaned hybrid of the Bourbon-related Pacas and the huge-beaned Maragogipe, itself a mutant of the ancient Typica variety. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Augie’s Coffee Roasters’ mission is to create awareness about the often-overlooked beauties of coffee, from its growth and preparation to its diverse and delicate flavor possibilities. More than just creating drinks for customers, Augie’s aims to create community, develop friendships between people of different backgrounds and connect the world through love and passion for coffee. Visit www.augiescoffeehouse.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A balanced, richly sweet coffee driven by notes of stone fruit punctuated by spice tones throughout.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2018 tasting report: "Big-Bean" Coffee Varieties: Novelty, Scarcity, and Atypical Sensory Pleasures