Guatemalan coffee is arguably the crown jewel of Central America. That doesn't not mean all Guatemalan coffees are good ... but it does means that the potential on the upside, the possibility of 88+ point coffees, is greater from regions in Guatemala than its neighboring countries. Great Guatemalan coffees have a bright cup character, floral hints, clean fruited notes, moderate body, and a lingering clean aftertaste. With varying qualities, farms ranging from huge estates to tiny small-holders perched on steep slopes, and different cup characteristics from within the same micro-regions, there is much to learn to appreciate the complexity of Guatemala coffee.
Finca La Providencia is a versatile coffee, does great in both brewed and espresso applications. The profile is mild, a daily drinking coffee, and with convincing sweetness. Cinnamon and all-spice notes come out on top, and a roasted nut flavor completes the cup. City+ to Full City+. SO Espresso. Learn More
Xinabajul Tres Fincas is a very versatile coffee, showing best as a brewed coffee in the CIty+ roast range. A bodied cup, one with heavy sugar browning and cocoa notes, and a mild, malic acidity. City+ to Full City+. Single Origin Espresso. Learn More
Michicoy is a wonderful dual-use coffee, balanced sweet and bittersweet - flavors of sugary caramel and baking cocoa. Mouthfeel is thick, and notes of plum and dark berry come out in the cool cup. City+ to Full City+. Single Origin Espresso. Learn More
This lot of Cabrejo has a nice blend of caramel and apple flavors in the cup. Sugary sweet up front, the middle and finish are filled out with dark fruit, roasted nut, and bittersweet chocolate. Clean finish. City to Full City+. Single Origin Espresso. Learn More
Great approachable Guatemala, with clean flavors of golden raisin, crisp acidity, and candied almond. The cooling cup gains complexity, lightly fruited and an undercurrent of caramel and cocoa. City+ to Full CIty. Single Origin Espresso. Learn More
PeÃ±a Roja has a confectionary sweetness to it, caramelizing sugars, and sweet stone fruits. A bodied cup, this one carries with it a very sweet finish with slight bittering aspect of peach skin. Acidity is malic, and provides good structure. City+ to Full City+. Single Origin Espresso. Learn More
The brewed coffee shows balance of sweet/bittersweet notes - caramel candies and dark cacao bar. A flavor and weight of apple juice comes out, with slight florals and herbal tea notes. Acidity is very apple/malic, remaining crisp and clear into dark roast levels. City to Full City+. Single Origin Espresso. Learn More