Guatemala El Bosque
|Roaster Location:||Arlington, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua valley, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||October 2010|
Blind Assessment: A gently roast-influenced version of the classic Antigua cup: flowers, nut, pear-like fruit and cocoaish chocolate hints in aroma and cup. Richly roast-rounded acidity, syrupy body, very slight heaviness in the finish.
Notes: El Bosque (“The Forest”) is a densely shaded coffee farm located in the celebrated growing region around the colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala. Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Barismo is a small batch roaster and retailer focused on estate coffees and manual brewing methods. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a slight roasty edge to a gently complete Bourbon-influenced cup.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2010 tasting report: Quiet Distinction: Coffees of Guatemala