Novo Coffee Roasters
Guatemala El Mirador
|Roaster Location:||Denver, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet-savory, chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, pear, praline, magnolia, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with gentle, round acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is very chocolaty with undertones of praline and magnolia.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers around the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes mountain range from trees of the Caturra, Bourbon and Catuaí varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed before beans are dried). Novo Coffee is a quality-oriented boutique roasting company with a roastery open to the public and four cafes in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Visit www.novocoffee.com or call 303-295-7678 for more information
The Bottom Line: A particularly chocolaty Guatemala cup with a compelling savory throughline suggesting thyme that balances the cup’s rich sweetness.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2021 tasting report: Tradition, Diversity & Measured Innovation Elevate Guatemala Coffees