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Red Rock Roasters

Select Reserve Guatemala El Aceituno “El Bonito” Microlot

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Origin: Jutiapa Department, Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $10.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 50/72

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Cocoa powder, cinnamon, oak, lily, lemongrass in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. The finish centers on cocoa and lily-like flowers with a hint of lemongrass.

Notes:

Produced by Celeste Fumagalli of Gold Grains Coffee. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Red Rock Roasters was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1993 in a family barn and remains family-owned and focused on quality and freshness. Visit www.redrockroasters.com or call 800-873-9793 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A resonantly sweet Guatemala cup with notes of warming spices and cocoa powder throughout.

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