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Caffe Luxxe

Guatemala El Tambor

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Palencia, south-central Guatemala.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2013

Agtron: 58/75

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

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.

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