|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Quiche Department, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$13.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2015|
Blind Assessment: Gently crisp, cedary, complex. Tobacco-toned cedar (think cigar humidor), vanilla, raw sugar, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, dry acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Vanilla, flowers and cedar carry into a resonant finish.
Notes: The word ‘Waykan’ means ‘shining star in the night sky’ in the Mayan Q'qnjobal dialect from Huehuetenango. This coffee comes from small-holder coffee farmers in the Quiché growing region. 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.
Who Should Drink It: I am tempted to particularly recommend this coffee to those who enjoy the pungent, complex aroma inside a cigar humidor or the sweeter odor of a cedar cabinet, but that may overly limit the appeal of this coffee, given that the attractive cedar note is just the beginning point of a complex, original profile.