El Gran Café
La Esperanza Villa Sarchi
|Roaster Location:||Antigua, Guatemala|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua growing region, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, high-toned, straightforward. Cocoa powder, lime zest, fresh-cut fir, freesia-like flowers, walnut in aroma and cup. Quietly tart structure with round, gently brisk acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The rich-toned finish consolidates to notes of cocoa powder and walnut with hints of flowers.
Notes: Produced at Beneficio La Esperanza exclusively from trees of the Villa Sarchi 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 friendly, accessible cocoa-framed Guatemala cup with suggestions of citrus and spicy florals throughout.