Fratello Coffee Roasters
Guatemala Finca El Socorro Palo Blanco
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Palencia, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||CAD $14.55/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2013|
Blind Assessment: Softly fragrant, balanced, pungently sweet. Complex chocolate (fudgy yet crisp) and fruit (lychee, orange zest) with complicating hints of lavender and musk. Gentle but crisp acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The finish is deeply saturated with flavor.
Notes: Grown on the award-winning farm El Socorro y Anexos, this lot is made up entirely of Caturra, a dwarf selection of Bourbon. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The soft, exotic complexity of a fine Guatemala on steroids – powerful yet still subtle.