|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Cobán growing region, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$13.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, deeply aromatic. Bergamot, nectarine, hazelnut, narcissus, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around notes of bergamot, narcissus and cedar.
Notes: Produced by Luis Wicho Valdes of Finca Santa Isabel exclusively from trees of the Caturra variety of Arabica and processed by the traditional 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://El Gran.cafe for more information.
The Bottom Line: An expansive Guatemala Caturra cup, richly bittersweet and floral-toned, juicy and bright.