Bucks County Coffee
Owner’s Reserve Guatemala
|Antigua Valley, Guatemala
A subtle, quietly complex profile. Delicate aroma, complicated by suggestions of spicy cherry and dry chocolate. In the cup sweetly and softly acidy, buoyant, with a tart chocolate complication; think pie cherries and milk chocolate. The chocolate persists in the simple but rich finish.
From the heart of the celebrated Antigua Valley, this coffee was processed at the old and famous Pastores mill, which was damaged by floods caused by Hurricane Stan in late 2005 but under repair and renovation. Owner's Reserve is a line of Bucks County coffees personally selected by Bucks County president Rodger Owen and sold at a premium in leading East Coast supermarkets. Bucks County Coffee has managed to stay close to its micro-roasting roots throughout its expansion from a small roasting machine in a carriage house to one of the country's largest regional specialty coffee chains. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of delicate beverages and simple pleasures.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 2005 tasting report: Still Tastes Good: Guatemala and Chiapas