|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Quiché Department, Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$13.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2016|
Blind Assessment: Subtly lush, crisply chocolaty. Violet, baker’s chocolate, blackcurrant, fresh-cut oak, almond in aroma and cup. Zesty, sweet acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. Blackcurrant notes dominate in the crisp, resonant short finish, with oak and violet carrying into the long.
Notes: The word ‘Waykan’ means ‘shining star in the night sky’ in the Mayan Q’qnjobal dialect. This coffee comes from small-holder coffee farmers in Quiché Department. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A pretty violet-toned Central America cup with compelling chocolate notes throughout and a hint of sweetly tart, Kenya-like blackcurrant.