Guatemala Finca Candelaria – Lote Cedro

I find Lote Cedro to be a very enjoyable example of a Central American coffee. The dry fragrance ranges from toasted nut, and a honey sweetness, to a more fruited fragrance in darker roasts. The cup has a pleasant but not excessive brightness, which continues into darker roasts as well. This current batch is a melange, or mixture of dark and light roasts.

Finca Candelaria is a large, older farm, which had been neglected but is currently being restored and revitalized. This lot is a typical wet process Central American coffee, and was put together from day lots selected by the buyers at Sweet Maria’s.

Photo: Francisco Anzola on flickr, adapted/changed. License: CC-BY-2.0

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