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|
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.
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
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Layered fruit in an award-winning coffee.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2010 tasting report: Quiet Distinction: Coffees of Guatemala