Guatemala El Tambor
|Roaster Location:||Santa Monica, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Palencia, south-central Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$15.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2013|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly crisp, cleanly layered complexity. Dark chocolate, peach-like fruit, hazelnut, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Gently lively, flavor-nuanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. Dark chocolate in particular carries into a long, deep finish.
Notes: Finca El Tambor is a distinguished, award-winning Guatemala farm. Caffe Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Classic Guatemala: soft without simplicity, perfectly balanced, enveloping chocolate and low-acid fruit.