|Roaster Location:||Santa Clara, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sacatepequez region, Guatemala|
|Review Date:||October 2007|
Blind Assessment: A quiet, very soft coffee with delicate but lush aromatics. In the nose distinct flowers, lemon, butter. The cup displays a gently bright acidity, silky, buttery mouthfeel, and a finely balanced bouquet of coffee fruit, cocoa and lemon. The cocoa softens toward chocolate in the long finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 Guatemala Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed second out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 91.5 from an international jury. Barefoot Coffee Roasters is an award-winning and widely recognized small-batch roasting company that describes itself as "a happy little cafe and roastery in the heart of Silicon Valley." Visit www.barefootcoffeeroasters.com or call 408-248-4500 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Those looking for spring in the fall.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2007 tasting report: 2007 Prize-Winning Coffees from Central America and Colombia