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Guatemala - Antigua - Single Origin Green Beans
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Guatemala - Antigua - Single Origin Green Beans

Guatemala - Antigua - Single Origin Green Beans

R220.00

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Grows on rich volcanic soil (sandy clay loam) supports mountain vegetation with rich biodiversity.

Variety :Bourbon Typica

1kg

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Availability:In stock
About This Product

"Antigua, Guatemala, is considered by many coffee experts as the world's best coffee growing region: these beans are grown in the perfect climate, dominated by light rains from the Pacific, on the exceptionally mineral-rich soild slopes of the Acatenango and still-active Fuego volcanos (picture above). This is a coffee terroir that imparts a unique taste to the coffee. 

In the dry fragrance, the balance of scents is very nice: ginger, green grape, caramel popcorn, cinnamon bark, and milk chocolate, all in proportion. Adding the hot water, the wet aroma is right in line with the dry fragrance, balanced, brown sugar, sweet, with lots of cinnamon.

The cup has great character:

The chocolate in the darker roast aroma suggest the cup will be more aggressively bittersweet, but I am surprised how silky and elegant the overall impression of the cup flavor are at lighter levels.

The flavor profile starts strong and opens even more up as the cup cools.

Cupping Score: 87.4

The unique characteristics of the Antigua coffees derive from the high pumice content of the soil; which comes from the eruptions of three big volcanos. Most trees are planted in the ashes of the major 1932 eruption of the Fuego volcano. Besides the fresh richness of the soil, the pumice helps maintain the relative humidity of the area at a relatively dry and steady level af about 65 percent all year round. The resulting ""strictly hard bean"" coffee seeds have a world-famous taste density.

Country

 

Tasting Notes

Cafe Pulcal is truly a classic Guatemala coffee.

In the dry fragrance, the balance of scents is very nice: ginger, green grape, caramel popcorn, cinnamon bark, and milk chocolate, all in proportion. Adding the hot water, the wet aroma is right in line with the dry fragrance, balanced, brown sugar sweet, with lots of cinnamon.

The cup has great character:

The chocolate in the darker roast aroma suggest the cup will be more aggressively bittersweet, but I am surprised how silky and elegant the overall impression of the cup flavors are at lighter levels.

The flavor profile starts strong and opens even more up as the cup cools.

Cupping Score: 87.4

Guatemala

 

Province, District, Region

Hacienda Carmona, Antigua Valley

Picking Season

2017

Category

Arabica

Variety

Bourbon Typica

Altitude Range

1600 – 2000 m

Classification

Strictly Hard bean (SHB)

Geography

Rich volcanic soil (sandy clay loam) supprots mountain vegetation with rich biodiversity.

Companion Plants

Guava, banana, orange and plantain

Growing Conditions

Shade grown

Harvest

Hand picked

Processing method

Wet processing

Shipped

January 2018


Available in Roasted and Green Beans."