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
Lovely rich roast, came well packaged, freshly roasted. Perfect as a pick-me-up espresso, a flat white or cappuccino/latte. Used in a Jura bean-to-cup.
As always, prompt service and delivery of a very good coffee.
This w my first purchase from Redber and it won't be my last, great service and superb coffee.. Highly recommended ☕
Beans arrived super quick and like my other purchases were roasted only a couple of days before arriving. I use them to make a flat white and they work excellently. Bold well balanced flavour with no bitter aftertaste and will buy this one again.
Took me a while to dial in the correct dose etc on my Sage Barista Touch as was relying on supermarket beans for several days. But the mainly milk drinks I am enjoying with th we beans are excellent. And thanks to Redber for replacing a lost/delayed delivery. Superb service.