The Palo Blanco tree is used to shade coffee plantings, and is also the name of this farm in San Jose Pinula area near Fraijanes, Guatemala. This is a water process decaf that was sent directly to the decaffeination plant in Mexico from Guatemala. It retains the distinctive character of this coffee, and is very much a highland Guatemala in aromatics and cup flavors. I think it's a sweet cup, but has interesting spice notes and good acidic snap to it. The dry fragrance has apple ester notes and tons of roasted hazelnut. Sometimes this fruitiness is the result of the decaf process, and shouldn't be there in the aromatics, but in this case it is from the coffee. Fruited sweetness comes through in the wet aromatics too, malic and with some floral aspects too. In addition, the aroma is very sweet, and in the cup flavors the theme is continued ... classic Guat. character tinted with fruit and nut accents. I get a slight raspberry note in the City+ roast, and overall the character is bright, lively and high-toned. The aftertaste is brief, clean and pleasant, while the body is, as with most nice Guatemala coffees, light-to-medium. Overall, this cup echoes perfectly it's non-decaf counterpart; it has good Guatemala origin character.