|Roaster Location:||Martinez, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Barbara, Huehuetenango, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$12.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Vibrantly sweet, subtly complex. Apricot, baking chocolate, hazelnut, hyacinth, cane sugar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert acidity; smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned finish supported by notes of stone fruit and hazelnut.
Notes: Produced by Bernabe Calmo Sales entirely of the Red and Yellow Pache varieties of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed before beans are dried). Founded in 2015, States Coffee is a community-focused coffee and bread company in the San Francisco Bay Area of California featuring coffee roasted in-house and artisan-baked goods. Products are available in-store only. Visit www.statescoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic washed Guatemala cup: balanced, bright and vibrant, with throughlines of stone fruit, sweet nut tones, and baking chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2021 tasting report: Tradition, Diversity & Measured Innovation Elevate Guatemala Coffees