GUATEMALA ORGANIC (LIGHT)
For a light roast, this coffee is surprisingly sweet and smooth. It has acidity, but it is much more tame than other light roasts. It has orange and maple syrup sweetness throughout the cup and it finishes with notes of sweet bread. It is extremely well-balanced and is a great place to start if you want to venture into light roast coffee.
Roast Color: Light
Cupping Notes: Orange, Maple Syrup, Sweet Bread
*Recommended For Cold Brew*
Story: More than 450 families with farms that average just a few acres in size work together through a cooperative called the Association of Special Coffee Producers of Huehuetenango (ASOPCE) to cultivate this coffee. Each family uses their own micro-mill to process their harvest, which allows for meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. ASOPCE has a centralized warehouse to store dried parchment until it is time to move the coffee across the country along rough roads to Guatemala City where the coffee is prepared for export. Through ASOPCE, producers have gained access to technical assistance for managing their farms with the best agricultural practices. Using materials like coffee pulp to make organic fertilizers has helped reduce the transportation costs associated with purchasing fertilizer from afar, and at the same time, creates an abundant source of fertilizer that ensures better yields and quality. ASOPCE partners with an export company called BICAFE, which has a dry-mill facility powered by 250 solar panels.
I never considered myself a light roast drinker until I tried this. It is a beautifully balanced cup of coffee and is exactly what I want and need to start the morning.
This is everything coffee should be. The taste is full and impeccably smooth, with not a trace of bitterness or ash-y ness. I'm revealing my age and affectations here, but this reminds me of good coffee I had in Vienna thirty years ago. No matter what other coffees I am drinking, I go through a bag of this a month, regardless. Thanks, McLaughlins, for producing this -- this is great coffee.
This is a great bean. Mark suggested the bean when I dropped in for my first time. I purchased my first bag two days ago. I have 60 oz, left.
It is a great light roast and perfect for pour over coffee. Smooth from start to finish. Nothing overpowering in the taste. I will need to stop in very soon for more.
This is hands down my absolute favorite coffee! It's chocolate-y with a nice sparkle of brightness, but not to the point of being sour. Mmmmmm. The. Best.