|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, northwestern Guatemala|
|Review Date:||November 2005|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-impressioned, deep aroma complicated by dried cherry and hints of chocolate and cedar. Simplifies slightly in the cup, but a silky sweetness and quiet, vibrant acidity compensate. Almost sugary sweet in the long, clean finish.
Notes: Huehuetenango averages some of the highest growing altitudes in Guatemala and produces coffees that many insiders prefer to the better-known coffees of the Antigua region. This Huehuetenango is produced by Huixoc Estate entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the subtly sweet. Try it black, even if you typically reach for the sugar.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2005 tasting report: Still Tastes Good: Guatemala and Chiapas