|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||La Libertad, Huehuetenango Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Complex, multi-layered, resonantly deep. Dark chocolate, summer savory herb, creme brulee, Asian pear, violet in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with richly bittersweet acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Crisply chocolaty finish supported by Asian pear and summer savory notes.
Notes: Produced by Arturo Aguirre of El Injerto Farm entirely of the big-beaned Pacamara variety of Arabica, and processed by the traditional 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 southern California and provides coffee to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A fine umami-tending cup with equal impulses toward savory and sweet, contributing impressive depth and complexity to the profile.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2022 tasting report: Celebrating Traditional Excellence: Classic Coffees from Central America