Small Eyes Cafe
Guatemala Cobán Chicoj Cooperative Red Honey Fair Trade
|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Cobán growing region, central Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||NT $320/200 grams|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Vibrant, juicy, cocoa-toned. Apricot, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, hazelnut butter, cedar in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet with lively acidity; plush, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates around cocoa nib and a hint of apricot.
Notes: Produced by members of the Cobán Chicoj Cooperative and processed by the red honey method, in which some fruit flesh (“honey”) was allowed to adhere to the beans during drying; certified fair-trade. Small Eyes Café is a small, family-owned coffee shop in Yilan, Taiwan, specializing in artisanally roasted specialty coffee and homemade desserts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Smalleyescafe for more information.
The Bottom Line: A stone fruit and cocoa-driven Guatemala cup. Crisp, bright, vibrant, balanced.