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Buena Esperanza – Theodore’s Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

Buena Esperanza – Theodore's Coffee Roasters

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Guatemala, Buena Esperanza, Wash Process
  • Roaster
    Theodore's Coffee Roasters
  • Roaster Location
    Owosso, Michigan
  • Estimated Price
    $19 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Honey, blackberry, strawberry and caramel finishes
  • Process
  • Country
  • Elevation
    1800 MASL
  • Producer
    La Buena Esperanza
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower, AeroPress

Coffee Scoring

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9 / 10
  • Rich & lush profile
  • A bit untamed and unexpected

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Guatemala is one of my favorite coffee origins because of the diversity of profiles you can get from the single origin as a result of their micro-climates. This washed Guatemalan coffee was quite unique and a lot of fun to explore.

The coffee began with a fragrance that was rich and balanced with notes of chocolate, leather and honey. The coffee was a bit untamed (in a good way) and had some lovely caramel sweetness. In the flavor I tasted notes of honey, tobacco and dark berries. The berry notes became much more pronounced as the coffee cooled with notes of blackberries coming to the forefront. The acidity was a bit muted with a full body and lush mouthfeel. The finish had a lingering tobacco sweetness.

The Bottom Line

This was a rich, lush coffee that had some lovely sweetness and some unexpected characteristics. It was a lot of fun to explore and a nice example of the variety that can come out of Guatemala.

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