It was the summer of 2011 and I had roasted my first batch bought from Bodhi Leaf; fresh and an explosion of flavors is what I remember and am expecting same this time around from the Hunapu Small Farmer’s Coop.
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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.