El Gran Café
Finca Santa Isabel
|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Cobán growing region, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$13.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Beautifully balanced, fruit-forward. Cherry, orange zest, cocoa nib, cedar, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, with juicy acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Long, layered finish with pretty cherry and cocoa nib notes.
Notes: Produced by Luis Wicho Valdes of Finca Santa Isabel exclusively from trees of the Caturra variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method. 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 resonant, flavor-saturated Guatemala cup with especially bright, engaging acidity; exquisitely balanced.