|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua growing region, south-central Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$14.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2014|
Blind Assessment: Simultaneously delicately sweet and richly pungent. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, apricot and peach, fresh-cut cedar, plum blossom in aroma and cup. Soft, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Balanced, gently rich finish.
Notes: From the growing region surrounding the famous colonial city of Guatemala Antigua and produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. This coffee was awarded first-place honors for the Central America and Mexico category at the 2014 HarVee awards for retail-roasted renditions of green coffees imported to North America by Sustainable Harvest Specialty Coffee Importers. Founded in 1995, Equator Coffees & Teas is a women-owned wholesale coffee roasting company with web-based retail and two recently-established cafés. Equator focuses on sustainability in coffee sourcing and business practices. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A balanced, quietly complete coffee that gracefully embodies the softly pungent, sweetly seductive tendencies associated with the classic Guatemala Antigua cup.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2014 tasting report: Roast, Variety, Sustainability: HarVee Awards Coffees 2014