|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua valley, Guatemala.|
|Review Date:||August 2009|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned orange and lemon aroma, with soft hints of nuts, cherry and caramel. A bright acidity is softened and rounded by a suggestion of fruit. The balance continues in the cup with sweet lemon and honey in front, fading to a pleasant nuttiness. Hints of chocolate and aromatic wood linger in the long finish.
Notes: Grown in the valley surrounding the colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala's most celebrated coffee origin. Third generation farmer Cristina Gonzalez produced this Antigua on her farm Finca El Valle from the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica grown under a managed, umbrella-like canopy of shade. Batdorf & Bronson is a leading wholesale quality-oriented specialty roaster with operations in both Olympia, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia. Visit www.batdorfcoffee.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : A classically bright but gently nuanced breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2009 tasting report: The Devil's in the Details: Bird-Friendly and Shade-Grown Coffees