Buena Vista has the makings of a classic-toned espresso, and crowd pleasing coffee, hefty chocolate favors like flourless torte, and cocoa powder-dusted nuts, with big body and mild acidity. Full City to Full City+. Good for espresso
|Region||San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||June 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||46 KG|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||Full City to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
The farm of Concepcion Buena Vista is located in the region of Chimaltenango, right in between the city of Antigua and Lake Atitlan. With Volcan de Fuego bordering Chimaltenango, this tectonically active region has high altitude, and Buena Vista sits at right around 1700 meters above sea level. The farm has been a part of the Solano family for three generations, and grown from a small plot of land to the current 100 hectares, all planted in Bourbon. This is a fully washed coffee, and the coffee is carted down to Antigua where it is milled and prepared for export at Bella Vista mill at the edge of town.
With a balance of bitter and sweet tones, mild acidity, and a moderate roasted nut quality, this coffee from Buena Vista has the makings of a classic-toned espresso, and a crowd pleasing coffee when roasted to middle and dark roast levels. Full City roasts have hefty chocolate favors, semi-sweet to bittering in nature, and the aftertaste has a flavor that reminds me of unsweetened chocolate cake, or a flourless torte. Roasted nut and grain notes offer a savory contrast, and are seemingly dusted with unsweetened cocoa powder. Body is milky as well which has a reverberating effect on the finish.