|Roaster Location:||Emeryville, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$18.25/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2020|
Blind Assessment: Deep-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, date, hazelnut, agave syrup, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert acidity; delicately smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate- and hazelnut-toned finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of washed-process coffees from Central America and Mexico for Coffee Review’s September 2020 report. Produced by Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora from trees of the Bourbon and Caturra varieties of Arabica and processed by the washed method. Highwire Coffee Roasters is a small-batch coffee roaster located in Emeryville, California. Established in 2011, Highwire pursues the straightforward goal of sharing the coffees it loves with the community. Visit www.highwirecoffee.com or call 510-420-0473 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A crisply sweet, nuanced, quietly complete Guatemala cup.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2020 tasting report: The Fate of a Classic: Washed Central America Coffees