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Magnolia Coffee

Guatemala Finca San Gerardo

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Origin: Lake Amatitlán area, south-central Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2018

Agtron: 52/72

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, richly sweet. Magnolia, dried persimmon, hazelnut, molasses, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is resonant with magnolia, dried persimmon and hazelnut notes.

Notes:

Produced by Jesus Recinos entirely from trees of the Bourbon variety of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based specialty roaster whose motto is “Craft Roasted. Truly Delicious. Socially Conscious.” Magnolia Coffee focuses on direct-trade coffees that make a difference in the lives of the coffee harvesters and their communities. Visit www.magnoliacoffeeco.com or call 704-651-7726 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A friendly, floral-toned Guatemala cup with undercurrents of rich hazelnut.

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