Guatemala Dark Roast FTO
|Roaster Location:||Hillsborough, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Sololá, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2020|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly roast-framed, cocoa-toned. Cocoa powder, dried date, gently scorched oak, lily, cashew in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with little perceptible acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Cocoa-driven finish with undertones of date and scorched oak.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of single-origin coffees available in U.S. supermarkets for Coffee Review’s February 2020 report. Purchased at a Whole Foods Market in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Produced by members of the women-owned and operated Nahualá Cooperative and certified USDA organic and fair trade. Café Femenino was conceived in 2003 by Isabel Uriarte Latorre and her husband, Victor Rojas Diaz, with the mission of paying women directly for the coffee they produce in order to bring them economic and social equality. Visit CafeFemeninoCoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A darker-roasted Guatemala coffee that highlights pleasing cocoa and dried fruit notes.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2020 tasting report: Single-Origin Coffees in Supermarkets