|Roaster Location:||Driftless, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, western Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$15.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly and gently pungent, cocoa-toned. Roasted cacao-nib, orange, apricot, freesia-like flowers, a faint whiff of whisky in aroma and cup. Soft, vibrantly lively acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. Sweet, balanced, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Certified organically grown. Produced by the 186 farmer members of the Rio Azul cooperative, founded in 1967, from trees of the heirloom Bourbon and ancient Typica varieties of Arabica. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit https://wonderstate.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A very slight, felicitous hint of ferment complicates the fundamental, natural sweetness of this fine traditionally styled Guatemala.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2015 tasting report: Traditional Coffees of Central America: Quest for the Classic