Cafe Valverde Coffee Roasters
Guatemala Puerta Verde COE 2009 #7
|Roaster Location:||West Newbury, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua valley, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$16.95/16 oz.|
|Review Date:||October 2010|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma, sweet fruit dominates, complemented by a crisp, roast-influenced cocoa note. The fruit turns more pronounced and multifaceted in the cup, displaying sweet hints of berry, black currant and orange with a continued cocoaish undertone. Bright but balanced acidity, silky mouthfeel. Flavor softens but persists in the finish.
Notes: Located in Guatemala's famous Antigua valley, Finca Puerta Verde has been owned by the same family for four generations. A prize winner in the 2009 Guatemala Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed seventh out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 88.40 from an international jury. From trees of the Bourbon and Caturra varieties. Cafe Valverde Coffee Roasters is the roasting partner of Invalsa Coffee, a US-based importer (with a branch in Bolivia) focused on purchasing sustainably grown, high-quality coffees directly from small-holding farmers in Bolivia and Costa Rica. Café Valverde micro-roasts coffee beans to order and ships worldwide. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Layered fruit in an award-winning coffee.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2010 tasting report: Quiet Distinction: Coffees of Guatemala