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The Roasterie

Guatemala Huehuetenango

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, northwestern Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price:

Review Date: November 2005

Agtron: 52/71

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

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 www.theroasterie.com or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

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

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