Oct. 22, 2015
- Colombia Urrao -La Esperanza Microlot - is thick in both weight and sweetness, with raw sugar, sweetened fruit syrup, a honey, blackberry maple syrup and elderberry tea notes. There's a cocoa note in the long aftertaste, that's edged out by hints of baked apple and black tea. A nice espresso too.
- Colombia Valle de Pavón -Señor Gómez - is sweet, fruited and has flavors of black cherry juice. It's not overly bright but has enough acidity to provide a mouth-cleansing finish. There's citrus and fruit syrup notes at most roast levels and darker roasts have the bittersweetness of high % dark cacao bar with plum and grape notes. Recommended to those who enjoy Kenyan espresso.
- Guatemala Xinabajul -FC Mendez Lote 2 - great body with sugar, fruit, raw cane juice, green apple, cinnamon and roasted almond notes. The acidity is like apple juice. Dark roasts will have cocoa tones, thick body, and chocolate syrup in the aftertaste. It will make a chocolatey espresso.
- Guatemala Xinabajul -Santa Barbara - has an impressive brown sugar sweetness and roasted almond. There is impressive acidity and a refreshing burst of brightness with fruit character. Dark roasts make an intensely sweet espresso, with dark chocolate and an orange 'tang'.