Durango Coffee Company

Guatemala Retiro Natural Process

Location: Durango, Colorado

Origin: San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango Department, central Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2018

Agtron: 57/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicate but deeply and quietly intense. Cocoa, peach, fresh-cut fir, brown sugar, a hint of lush, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, crisply sweet in structure; light-footed and lively in mouthfeel. Cocoa dominates in a resonant, flavor-saturated finish.


Produced by Juan Luis Barrios Ortega mainly from trees of the heirloom Bourbon and Typica varieties. Processed by the dry or “natural” method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango Coffee lays claim to a rich coffee history that dates to 1986. Its motto is “Tough Town, Great Coffee.” Visit www.durangocoffee.com or call 800-748-2275 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A dry-processed coffee in the crisp, elegant style, lightly cocoa-toned, subtly complex, long-finishing.

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