|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2015|
Blind Assessment: Mild, spicy, cocoa-toned. Sweet cocoa, raisin, oak, cumin, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, backgrounded acidity; full, densely syrupy mouthfeel. The wood-toned spice notes carry into a sweet finish.
Notes: Maragogipe (Maragojipe in Spanish; also spelled Maragogype) is a variety of Arabica first discovered growing near the Brazilian town of the same name. It is a seldom-grown, low-yielding variety that produces enormous beans. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados curious about the rare, huge-beaned Maragogipe variety of Arabica. This version displays unusually full mouthfeel and a sweet, spice-and-flowers wood character.