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Coava Coffee Roasters

Nayo Ovalle Guatemala

Location: Portland, Oregon

Origin: La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2019

Agtron: 69/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply sweet, nut-toned. Hazelnut butter, baker’s chocolate, magnolia, oak forest, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gentle finish consolidates to hazelnut and chocolate tones with a hint of rich aromatic wood in the long.

Notes:

Produced by Renardo Ovalle Vides of the San Ramon, Bourbon and Caturra varieties of Arabica and processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster, now with a San Diego location as well, that aims to provide quality coffee and education regarding the preparation of good coffee. Visit www.coavacoffee.com or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A balanced, sweetly nut-driven cup with pretty notes of baker’s chocolate and hints of oak forest that linger into the finish.

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