|Roaster Location:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Amatitlán region, south-central Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet, deep-toned. Honeysuckle, date, hazelnut, agave syrup, cedar in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with soft acidity; crisply satiny mouthfeel. The floral-toned finish leads with notes of honeysuckle and hazelnut rounding to sweet date and cedar in the long.
Notes: Produced by Jesus Recinos entirely from trees of the Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed before beans are dried). Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte-based specialty roaster whose motto is “Craft roasted. Truly delicious. Socially conscious.” Magnolia particularly emphasizes community engagement through its Local Beans for Local Good programs. Visit www.magnoliacoffeeco.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A balanced, floral-toned cup with undertones of dried fruit and creamy hazelnut.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2021 tasting report: Tradition, Diversity & Measured Innovation Elevate Guatemala Coffees