GUATEMALA ANTIGUA LOS VOLCANES - Dark Roast Coffee
Here at Redber we only Roast to Order - All of our Coffees are fresh and never stored!
The El Pensativo cooperative, from which we source our Antigua coffee, is located near the volcanoes of Acatenango and Fuego. Known collectively as La Horqueta, the volcanoes are always active but to a low level. The volcanic activity of the region creates an abundance of micronutrients in the air and soil and makes the coffee both delicious and relatively easy to grow.
El Pensativo was established in 1972 and has grown in production quantity and quality almost every year since then. With the help of another cooperative, they have been financed to upgrade the production equipment of local producers and provide experts to improve yield and final cup quality.
The collection ‘Antigua’ is made up of several local microlots which are very small scale and family run. The coffee cherries are dried on the roofs of the houses on the steep mountain side. Once it has undergone a drying process it is shipped to the cooperative for cupping and exporting.
The final coffee we receive is perfectly balanced with sweet caramel and exotic fruit. It finishes with a subtle citrus like acidity and a hint of hazelnut. The aroma of the coffee is sweet and the body smooth. It makes for a really pleasant drink however it is brewed. Our most recently lot was cupped at 83.
What you need to know...
- Flavours - Caramel, Exotic Fruit, Hazelnut
- Aroma - Sweet Milk Chocolate
- Body - Smooth
- Acidity - Citric
The finer details...
- Origin: Guatemala
- Region: Antigua
- Farm: Members of Cooperativa El Pensativo
- Altitude: 1,550- 2000 metres above sea level
- Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Caturra
- Processing: Fully washed & Sun dried
Redber's coffee vocabulary is better than mine, so I won't try to describe it, but it's what I wanted, tastes amazing, and have it on subscription now. I had to experiment with grind settings on my machine before it tasted how I like it, but I think this is always the case when trying something new. The customer service is great, when I needed to tweak the frequency, they responded quickly and did what I needed without fuss or delay.
We started using redbar coffee beans as we were so fed up with being disappointed by various coffee shops. We have roasted our own beans before and like a particular taste. The Guatemalan beans we use are of high quality and produce a lovely cup of coffee be it cappuccino, latte or Americano.
I was disappointed with this coffee, tried various brewing methods and grinds but it’s not for me. First time I have been disappointed with beans from Redber but will still use them.
I would definitely buy this coffee again.
Excellent taste - my number one coffee.