White Horse Coffee & Tea
Guatemala Lago Atitlan
|Roaster Location:||Sutherlin, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Atitlan growing region, south-central Guatemala|
|Review Date:||September 2003|
Blind Assessment: The roast dominates this rather delicate coffee, though cleanly and without introducing burned or bitter notes. Roasty, mildly rich, subdued, slightly astringent in the finish.
Notes: Atitlan is a growing region situated on the volcanic slopes and valleys surrounding the grand and beautiful Lake Atitlan. Typical Atitlan weather is wetter than Antigua, the soil is richer, and the cup full-bodied but rather gentle and fruit-toned. Most Atitlans are produced by small-holding farmers using traditional methods. White Horse Coffee & Tea is a small, quality-oriented roaster operated by fine artist Kristin Lusk and her husband Leo. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer smooth, understated dark roasts.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2003 tasting report: Beyond Antigua: The "Other" Guatemalas