Guatemala La Pila Palencia
|Roaster Location:||Oakland, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Palencia, Guatemala Department, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$9.80/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||October 2010|
Blind Assessment: Deep and sustained complexity in the aroma: pruny fruit, dark chocolate, citrus, molasses, cedar. In the cup the tone lifts and a crisper, more wine-like fruit dominates: citrus, tart berry, carrying directly into a long, resonant finish. Very rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel.
Notes: Mr. Espresso is a San Francisco Bay Area wholesale roaster that slow-roasts its coffees using traditional oak-fired roasting machines. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Slightly exotic, rich, complex.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2010 tasting report: Quiet Distinction: Coffees of Guatemala