GUATEMALA ANTIGUA LOS VOLCANES - Medium-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
Always good quality coffee and a reliable delivery service
this is one of my favourite beans so far from redber. medium roast and not too dark.
Having tried a wide variety of Redber coffee, I am a huge fan of the Guatemala Antigua Los Volcanes coffee. It is an excellent coffee that I would go back to time and again. Great chocolatey nutty taste, great crema, perfect for my espresso machine. Unfortunately, it took a week to get delivered so was not fresh, lack of crema etc. When contacting customer services, the response was dismissive, bordering on rude. Unfortunately, I shall not be ordering from Redber again.
Very nice cup, full of flavour and depth.
This coffee performed perfectly as espresso. Had more flavour and overall richness. As for filter it was just good :) All in all Redber never disappointed.