Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery
Guatemala Finca Calahute Alto
|Roaster Location:||Annapolis, Maryland|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala|
|Review Date:||October 2005|
Blind Assessment: Slight cedary roastiness in the aroma, with a peach- or banana-toned dark chocolate that carries into the cup with a rich, pungent sweetness. The low-toned fruit lingers pleasingly in the long finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2005 Guatemala Exceptional Cup competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed eighth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of just under 85 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon and the newer Caturra varieties of arabica on the Calahute Alto farm. Caffe Pronto is a small, classic artisan roasting company focusing on quality and service. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer quiet excitement.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2005 tasting report: Not for Beginners: Prize-Winning Latin American Coffees 2005