|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Palencia, Fraijanes Plateau growing region, central Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$23.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2015|
Blind Assessment: Lightly rich and zesty. Orange zest, almond butter, sweet, honeysuckle-like flowers, a hint of rosemary in aroma and cup. Delicately brisk acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Orange and almond carry into a sweet, savory-edged finish.
Notes: Maracaturra is a relatively recently developed cross between the huge-beaned Maragogipe and the compact-growing Caturra varieties of Arabica. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who value a delicate but zesty cup, light-footed and lively.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2015 tasting report: Traditional Coffees of Central America: Quest for the Classic