Thanksgiving Coffee

Songbird Shadegrown Guatemalan, Organic Fair-Trade

Location: Fort Bragg, California

Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, northwestern Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Dark

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Review Date: November 2005

Agtron: 40/53

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Rich aroma complicated by smoky semi-sweet chocolate and caramel. The cup is simple but satisfying: very sweet, deep, roundly roasty. The real glory of this coffee is an extraordinarily long, lushly vibrant, deeply chocolaty finish.


Produced by the GUAYA’B Cooperative of small-holding Mayan-Quiche farmers in the admired Huehuetenango growing region. Certified organically grown and certified Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. One of the country’s groundbreaking socially and environmentally progressive roasters, Thanksgiving aimed to combine coffee quality with social and environmental responsibility long before the latter preoccupations became fashionable. Visit www.thanksgivingcoffee.com or call 800-648-6491 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Drink it just for the amazing finish, or for the birds, or for a darker roasted coffee with true sweetness and character.

This review originally appeared in the November, 2005 tasting report: Still Tastes Good: Guatemala and Chiapas

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