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Guatemala - Antigua - Single Origin Coffee

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Guatemala - Antigua - Single Origin Coffee

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


Variety :Bourbon Typica


250g

SKU: P0051

Availability: In stock

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    "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.

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    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."

Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Preferred Preperation

    Preferred Preparation:

    We have no prescribed brewing method for individual coffees, since their characteristics remain.  Plunger/French Press is the purest form of consuming coffee as it shows up all traits, good and bad.  Espressos tend to mask certain impurities as this is a fast, creamy, romantic extraction.  Adding milk changes the taste but 95% of coffee is drunk with milk.

    Whatever tastes good for you is all that counts.

    Our coffee comes in 250g pouches with clear front (to show off the quality of our beans) and metallic back.

    Pouches have zip locks for your convenience

    Since we roast daily only the amount of coffee we sell, so you are assured of freshness.

    We use roasting date labels in stead of sell-by dates

    Coffee has a half life of 2 weeks. After two months the oils start going rancid and your coffee has reached the end of its life. 

    Your old coffee grinds can be tossed into the compost.

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