Guatemala San Marcos Organic
This Organic selection from the San Marcos coop is sure to please fans of Guatemalan coffee! Rich, creamy and sweet with a big body and clean finish, it's less complex than Huehuetenango with balanced notes of brown sugar, meyer lemon and milk chocolate.
Arrival Date: July 7th, 2020
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately Bright and very sweet
Balance & Finish: Well balanced with a clean finish
Body & Texture: Rich Body, Smooth, creamy texture
Flavors: Milk chocolate, brown sugar, meyer lemon
Grade: SHB, Elevation: 1400 to 1700 meters
Processing: Fully washed
Varietals: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Sarchimor
Roasting: Start with a Full City to Full City + (Medium to Medium Dark), or just barely into the second crack. If you can't hear the cracks, then roast until the beans are smooth and medium dark brown with just the first hint of sheen as the oil emerges. This coffee roasts very evenly.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: Entre Rios' is a farmer group in the region of La Libertad, San Marcos with strong beliefs and practices in sustainable organic farming. The majority of the members of this cooperative are refugees who fled to Mexico during the Guatemalan civil war. After the war they returned to the region of San Marcos and formed the community in La Libertad. Coffee cultivation was not a part of life in the community when it was first formed. However, through hard work and technical assistance from different entities, this community has now formed into an organic coffee cooperative.
What a story! But how is it? Well the short version is that this coffee is just as good as the tale behind it! If you love Guatemalan coffee, you've certainly tried your fair share of coffee from the Huehuetenango region. While this coffee is similar, it's a bit softer and more balanced while still retaining the big body and smooth, creamy texture. The front end is gently crisp with a subtle note of sweet meyer lemon. Next you'll pick up more sweetness in the form of milk chocolate and rich brown sugar followed by a clean, satisfying finish.