BBCR - Guatemala (Medium Roast)
A fan favourite and a must try, this Guatemala has a full, juicy body that is complemented by sweet notes of assorted toffee covered nuts - a real treat! Part of the reason for all this complex sweetness is due to the tropical climate accompanied by towering mountains and volcanoes that create a natural pathway for numerous bodies of water and riverways, aiding in the high humidity and forest biomes.
Coffee shrubs and trees are grown on these volcanic slopes and they simply love it. The moisture-laden fog brings in all sorts of water-soluble nutrients that feed and enrich the soil and leaves, helping the berries ripen and a gradual pace to encourage the sweetness mentioned above.
Most farmers harvest and process their own beans as some regions are so remote, transport and labour can’t make it there on a daily basis during harvest season. Fortunately, they are able to use the fresh mountain water during the washing and milling process to prepare the beans for drying and selling.
Best Enjoyed: This roast is best enjoyed as drip and immersion. An espresso is recommended for those who enjoy a lighter tasting espresso or espresso based drink.
Specs: As a medium roast, our Guatemala single origin sits at 16 on the Roast Vision Scale and 67 on the Agtron Gourmet Colour Scale laid out by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
- Juicy body accompanied with notes of nuts and toffee
- Species: 100% Arabica
- Process: Washed and dry milled
- Certification: Fair Trade Organic
- Roast Level: 67 Agtron Gourmet, 16 Medium
- Brewing Recommendations: Drip, Immersion