Cupping Notes
This lot from Tomas Perdido is a distinctly quintessential Guatemalan coffee. When smelling the grounds, it just smells like Guatemala chocolate and nuts and maybe some floral notes. At first taste, the flavor is more of cocoa in its raw form, like a 70% dark chocolate bar. However, the middle part of the flavor is delightfully sweet as well which gives off the impression of caramel. When I swished this coffee around for a bit in my mouth (many times), I knew that there was the essence of almond extract in the cup that was somewhat syrupy. This is not a wild coffee, but an everyday drinker and sure to be one that still impresses those who don't buy "fancy" coffee.