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.
Pulcal Inteligente has a dense caramel sweetness and mix of malic fruits - red apple, peach - , as well as some tropical elements, both defining flavor and acidity. It has elegance, balance, and a cleanliness leaving little to be desired. The cool cup shows plum and fresh apricot, and the finish has a buttery toffee sweetness. City to Full City. SO Espresso. Learn More
Acatenango Gesha has perfumed florals, jasmine and orange blossom, along with a clean, honeyed sweetness. The cooling cup is complex, with fresh tropical fruits, red punch, herbal and black tea flavors, and brilliant acidity. This coffee cups Gesha all the way, and makes for a stunning cup of coffee. City to City+ recommended. Learn More
Regalito has a dense brown sugar sweetness and fruits like golden raisin, apricot, plum and black currant. Malic acidity cuts through along with an undercurrent of bittersweet cocoa that lasts long into the finish. City+ to Full City+. SO espresso. Learn More
Honeyed sweetness, roasted nuts, and fruited top notes, this lot makes a great daily cup of coffee. Acidity is structured, slightly malic/green apple, and adds a nice dimension to the cup. Body is medium, and chocolate flavors build with roast. City+ to FC+. SO Espresso. Learn More