El Gran Cafe
Finca San Carlos
|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$13.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-savory. Pecan, pie cherry, brown sugar, oak, a hint of gardenia in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; chewy mouthfeel. Pecan tones prevail in the crisply sweet finish.
Notes: Produced by Beneficio La Esperanza at Finca San Carlos from trees of the Bourbon and Catuai varieties 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 robust, bittersweet cup, nut-toned and gently fruity.