Good Folks Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Coffee Origin:||Quiché Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2016|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Sweet, balanced, engagingly layered. Driven by sweet ripe citrus—co-taster John DiRuocco (92) associated it with orange, Jen Apodaca (93) with tangerine, Ken (93) with sweet grapefruit—and intriguing floral/herbal notes: Jen wild fennel, Ken lavender. Everyone was particularly impressed with a general resonant complexity and balance in flavor and finish. Jen felt the sample faded a bit in three parts milk, but Ken and John read continued quiet intrigue, especially Ken, who found delicate grapefruit and chocolate.
Notes: The word ‘Waykan’ means ‘shining star in the night sky’ in the Mayan Q’qnjobal dialect. This coffee comes from small-holding, mainly indigenous coffee farmers in the Quiché Department of Guatemala. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). This coffee tied for the top rating in a tasting of single-origin espressos from the Americas for Coffee Review‘s November 2016 tasting report. Good Folks Coffee is a wholesale roaster based in Louisville, Kentucky. Visit www.goodfolkscoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line : A classically sweet, citrusy cup with quietly intricate complications, particularly incense-toned herb and floral notes.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2016 tasting report: New-World Espressos: Single-Origin Espressos from the Americas