|Kansas City, Missouri
|Huehuetenango growing region, northwestern Guatemala
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 2005 tasting report: Still Tastes Good: Guatemala and Chiapas