El Gran Café
La Esperanza Borbón
|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-tart, balanced. Plum, cocoa nib, almond, violet, elm in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Gently drying, cocoa- and nut-toned finish with elm undertones.
Notes: Produced at Beneficio La Esperanza exclusively from trees of the Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method. Certified USDA Organic. El Gran Cafe is a coffee shop located in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala whose mission is to roast and serve organic-certified coffees produced at its own Finca La Esperanza and Finca El Pintado just outside of town. Featured in El Gran Cafe’s lineup are also coffees from friends and neighbors in the region, along with award-winning and exceptional coffees from other regions of Guatemala. Visit https://elgran.cafe/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: A sweet, tart, pleasantly wood-framed Guatemala cup with notes of stone fruit and delicate florals.