|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Tojquia, Huehuetenango Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$21.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Vibrant, elegantly layered. Pink grapefruit, papaya, cocoa nib, dried hibiscus, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned with bright acidity; lush mouthfeel. Clean, lingering finish.
Notes: Produced by Porfirio Velasquez in partnership with smallholding members of CODECH (Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo Concepción Huista) from trees of the Bourbon, Caturra, and Sarchimor varieties of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Certified USDA organic. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for its commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar-powered roastery. Visit wonderstate.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deeply satisfying, classic washed Guatemala cup that is both unassuming and confident, with notes of sweet citrus, cocoa, tart florals and rich aromatic wood notes.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2022 tasting report: Celebrating Traditional Excellence: Classic Coffees from Central America