Batdorf & Bronson
Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua valley, central Guatemala|
|Review Date:||February 2004|
Impressive aroma: balanced, sweetly acidy yet gently roasty, with suggestions of chocolate and low-toned fruit - papaya or apricot. In the cup neither roasty nor acidy, however; simply bitter. Softens toward the finish but never completely recovers its opening balance and complexity.
Antigua, from the valley surrounding the colonial town of Guatemala Antigua, is Guatemala's most celebrated coffee origin. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit www.batdorfcoffee.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Milk or whitener softens the cup, releasing the fruit and chocolate notes from the rather stifling bitterness.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2004 tasting report: Pacific Northwest Coffees