Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters
Guatemala Fraijanes El Cuervo
|Fraijanes growing region, south-central Guatemala
A powerfully acidy coffee, sharply rich and winy. Beneath the acidy assertion patient drinking reveals subdued but seductive floral undertones. The aromatics are splendid but the mouthfeel is a bit too astringent for my taste.
Fraijanes is a lesser-known but well-established and very productive Guatemalan growing region. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more info.
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of the big, blazingly acidy old-fashioned American cup.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2003 tasting report: Beyond Antigua: The "Other" Guatemalas