Coffee Reviews

Wei Wei (Guatemala) – Palma Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Wei Wei - Palma Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Wei Wei
  • Roaster
    Palma Coffee
  • Estimated Price
    $17.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Chocolate, orange, apple, a hint of sweetness, mild citric acidity, syrupy full body
  • Process
    Fully washed, dried in the sun
  • Varieties
    Anacafe 14, Caturra, Pache, Sarchimor
  • Country
    Guatemala
  • Region
    Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango
  • Elevation
    1615 MASL
  • Producer
    Dr. Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa, Finca Severa
  • Roast
    Light

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
8.5 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9.5 / 10
Balance
9.5 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Nice mix of citrus and chocolate
  • Unexpected acidity

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

Guatemala is one of my favorite Central American origins for coffee because of the unique profiles of coffee that can come from the single country. Its various microclimates create very different growing conditions for the coffee and result in very different coffees. Huehuetenango, the region where this Guatemalan coffee is from is known for its fine, intense acidity and full bodies. With that context in mind, I was excited to try my first coffee from Palma Coffee.

The coffee begins with a creamy, chocolate fragrance that was sweet and full of orange notes. In the flavor the orange (and generally citrus) carried through, as well as the chocolate and overall sweetness. I was expecting some acidity given the region, but even with that context I was surprised by the strong citrus acidity that carried through the entire sip. The coffee has a medium to full body that was generally smooth, but with some slight sharpness. The coffee was very balanced and had a nice sweetness that reminded me of orange-flavored dark chocolate. The coffee worked really well as a flash brewed iced coffee where the acidity and orange citrus notes really shined.

The Bottom Line

Wei Wei was an intensely bright, yet balanced coffee full of citrus and chocolate notes. It was delicious and a great first experience with Palma Coffee.

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