Guatemala Bourbon – Finca San Diego Buena Vista
We’ve tried quite a few Bourbon cultivars, and this Guatemala Bourbon is probably the best and most distinct I’ve had so far.
I absolutely love when coffees distinguish themselves right off the get go. Most of the time when roasting a coffee goes through the same stages of smell. But once in awhile you get one that adds something special. This Guatemala made the entire house smell like baking apples. I decided to bring the roast to a Full City+. I think the apple aroma would have brought a nice brightness at a City+, but you know me and my darker roast tendencies.
When you’re presented with a caffé americano the first thing you notice is the heavy vanilla and caramel aroma. This has got to be one of my favorite combinations. The only thing that topped it off was the combination of the flavor in the cup. A single sip yields a dominate blackberry note accompanied by slight chocolate. The overall cup is balanced and smooth.
If you’re going to make milk drinks, I would keep it too cappuccinos. Milk definitely brings out the chocolate note more, but if you make a latte you’ll end up covering the blackberry.