Coava Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||El Quiche Department, south central Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$9.00/250 g. (8.8 oz.)|
|Review Date:||October 2010|
Blind Assessment: Sweet and intense – stone fruit and honey complimented by silky milk chocolate. Fruit- and floral-toned acidity, medium body and a deeper chocolate-like sensation in a finish marked by a touch of drying astringency.
Notes: Xeucalvitz is one of four communities that form Ixil A’achimbal, an association of mainly indigenous coffee producers. This lot was produced from trees of the Bourbon and Typica varieties of Arabica, and processed by the pulped natural method, which involves removing the skin of the coffee fruit but drying the beans inside the fruit pulp. Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit www.coavacoffee.com or call 503-894-8134 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Drying in the fruit pulp appears to promote a sweet-toned intensity. The slight astringency in the finish may be pleasantly bracing for some.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2010 tasting report: Quiet Distinction: Coffees of Guatemala