This coffee proves why Guatemalan is among my favorites. I roasted it City+ The splendid bouquet opens with cacao, lightly roasted almonds, flora, lavender and stone fruit. The taste is luxurious with a velvety texture. It delivers what the nose promised plus oolong tea, fresh herbs and spices and a solid Meyer lemon acidity. The finish is long and pure.
Hard to get homogeneity with roasting for espresso. Some beans are dark. Others are underdone. But I am an amateur roaster using a very basic (cheap) roasting machine. The coffee isn’t as aromatic as some other Guatemalan varieties from the same region, but the espresso comes out pretty good still.
Luis Pedro of Finca Santa Clara produces consistent 83 to 85 point coffee in most harvest years. Hunapu roasted city plus brings out unique notes, good syrup and a clean follow. I cupped it at 83.75... very respectable.
Optimal roast time for these beans is about 13 minutes.
Ordering from Bodhi Leaf is always an enjoyable experience, customer service is top notch and fast when I have questions and the coffee arrives quick!