Green Mountain Coffee
Guatemala – Finca Dos Marias
A quietly dramatic coffee with a long development, in which a clear if understated acidity gives way to a sudden sweet lift in the cup, and nutty, pungent (perhaps smoky) notes are balanced by vanilla sweetness. All of the complex gestures remain in balance, and a silky smoothness envelops even the potentially sharp pungency.
From the San Marcos region of Guatemala, this quietly dramatic coffee has a long development, in which a clear if understated acidity gives way to a sudden sweet lift in the cup; nutty, pungent (perhaps smoky) notes are balanced by vanilla sweetness. Unlike Guatemala's better-known Antigua coffees, which are grown in a high basin between two mountain ranges, San Marcos coffees are produced on the Pacific-facing mountains in northwestern Guatemala. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
An excellent choice for those who find Antiguas too acidy and Costa Ricas too bold. I wouldn't call this coffee elegant (too much pungency); maybe suave.
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This review originally appeared in the July, 1998 tasting report: Caribbean Coffees