Organic Guatemalan Medium
|Roaster Location:||West Bridgewater, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||El Quiche Department, south central Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$57.00/5 pounds|
|Review Date:||July 2011|
Blind Assessment: Roasted nut, fresh-cut fir and a brightening orangy citrus dominate in aroma and cup. Balanced, rather muted acidity, lean but silky mouthfeel. In the cup the nut notes turn toward chocolate and the fruit deepens. The chocolate tendencies in particular persist in a sweet, clean finish.
Notes: Available online in five-pound bags or at various locations in bulk bins, this organically grown Guatemalan coffee is produced by mainly Mayan farmers in the Department of El Quiché. Equal Exchange is a co-operatively owned business founded in 1986 focused on sustainability and social responsibility. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Subtle, resonant-finishing Guatemala from a pioneer in sustainable coffee importing, roasting and sales.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2011 tasting report: Quest for an Everyday Coffee: Macro-Lots