|Antigua valley, central Guatemala
Aroma and flavor are lush yet crisply authoritative. Tartly sweet notes of berry and lemon, white floral notes and a hint of milk chocolate in both aroma and cup. Buoyantly juicy acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, long, sweet finish with continued suggestions of berry and milk chocolate.
This extraordinary coffee comes solely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, which on certain farms on certain years can produce coffees of particularly brilliant balance, sweetness and complexity. The Antigua Valley of Guatemala is one of the most famous and certainly one of the most beautiful coffee growing regions in the world. With two coffee houses located in California's state capitol Sacramento, Temple Coffee recently transitioned from serving coffee roasted by others to roasting its own. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-601-5363 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
An impressive coffee, as pure as it is lavish.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2010 tasting report: Quiet Distinction: Coffees of Guatemala