Reunion Island Coffee
Guatemala Finca La Soledad
|Roaster Location:||Oakville, Ontario, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Acatenango growing region, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||CAD $11.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2013|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, richly brisk. Cedar, plum, black currant, a hint of lemon in aroma and cup, where a slight herby suggestion contributes savory depth. Rich, lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisp finish.
Notes: Finca La Soledad has been a Pérez family coffee farm since 1895. It is named in honor of a Perez grandmother, Soledad. The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it follows sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Acatenango is the name of a coffee-growing municipality as well as a famous volcano overlooking the Antigua Valley of Guatemala. Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Balance without boredom in a roundly tart, well-structured cup.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2013 tasting report: Suave and Idiosyncratic: Coffees of Guatemala