Equator Coffees & Teas

Guatemala El Injerto Pandora del Carmen Auction-Lot

Location: San Rafael, California

Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $49.95/8 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 56/69

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply nutty, exuberantly floral. Almond, cedar, brown sugar, ripe orange, complex flowers (gardenia, lavender, rose) in aroma and cup. Round, deeply expressed acidity; plump mouthfeel. Cedar and orange carry into a sweet, mildly drying finish.


This is a special auction lot produced by El Injerto, one of Guatemala’s most celebrated coffee farms, from the admired bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica. Pacamara is a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. Huehuetenango is a particularly admired Guatemala growing region. Founded in 1995, Equator Coffees & Teas is a women-owned wholesale coffee roasting company that focuses on sustainability in coffee-sourcing and business practices. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.

Who Should Drink It:

This review originally appeared in the October, 2015 tasting report: Traditional Coffees of Central America: Quest for the Classic

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