|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||La Libertad, Huehuetenango Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Nuanced, richly bittersweet. Dark chocolate, hop flowers, apricot, brown sugar, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with crisp, round acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Chocolaty finish with undertones of apricot and sandalwood.
Notes: Produced by Arturo Aguirre of El Injerto Farm entirely of the Pacamara variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed before beans are dried). Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator Coffees operates retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides coffee to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic Pacamara cup: deep-toned, richly savory, holistically sweet.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2021 tasting report: Tradition, Diversity & Measured Innovation Elevate Guatemala Coffees