Cup of Excellence | Guatemalan Coffee

06/12/07

It's auction time again, however this time it isn't Nicaraguan's, its Guatemalan's. This Thursday we will be joining in on the Cup of Excellence auction to try our best in getting another lot of these exciting Guatemalan coffees.

We just finished sampling all 19 of the farmers who qualified this year, and all of them were fantastic. The number 1 lot had an impressive fullround body and clean finish. Its wasn't as spicy as I like Guatemalan coffees to be, but the extremely large beans gave a visual impression similar to the Maragogippe bean popular in the 90's. They were much larger then a screen 18, which is the largest screen, and could have been a screen 20-22 (if it existed). So wish me luck on Thursday as I hope to get us one of these 19 lots.

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