|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2011|
Blind Assessment: Smooth, quietly complex: orange, walnut, raisin, honeyish flowers in aroma and cup. Softly crisp, sweet-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweetly rich, with a drying hint in the long.
Notes: El Injerto is one of Guatemala’s most celebrated farms. Maragogipe (Maragojipe in Spanish; also spelled Maragogype) is a variety of Arabica first discovered growing near the Brazilian town of the same name. It is a seldom-grown variety that produces enormous beans. Paradoxically, these enormous beans tend to produce a cup rather delicate in sensory profile. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees and was voted micro-roaster of the year for 2012. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A sensitively light-roasted, pleasing version of the rare, giant-beaned Maragogipe.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2011 tasting report: Single-Variety Coffees: Aficionado Fun