El Gran Cafe
Finca Santa Isabel
|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Cobán, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$13.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2021|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, floral. Magnolia, yellow plum, almond, cane sugar, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with gently bright acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Floral- and aromatic wood-toned finish.
Notes: Produced by Luis Wicho Valdes entirely of the Caturra 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 toroast 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 multi-layered Guatemala cup poised between floral and nut impulses.