A medium roast with the body and presence of a darker coffee, and the bright, black-forest-cake flavors that make Guatemalan coffees so enticing. This coffee is Little Red Riding Hood, and the wolf, combined.
The coffee beans of this varietal are rare and grow nearly wild in the rich volcanic soils of Guatemala. One of the most requested coffees: rich red color with a spicy-sharp aroma and warm heart.
"I enjoyed a rich flavor in a cup of Guatemalan reserve espresso. " (5 out of 5)
"Used for espresso, Americano. Not a remarkable flavor, but still enjoyed my cup. 3/5" (3 out of 5)
"I received this coffee in my "Espresso" sampler. Initially, I was surprised it was a medium roast, but it does have a bold flavor. I could discern some of the individual notes, but the chocolate was most pronounced. Overall, it was pretty good!" (4 out of 5)
"When I saw the darker shade of the beans, I wasn't sure if I would like this one since I normally prefer lighter roasts, but I was pleasantly surprised! This was my favorite of the recent four-pack I received. " (5 out of 5)
"This roast wasn't bad but was the least flavorful Guatemalan roast I've had. Spicy notes come out a bit but are pretty muted overall. " (3 out of 5)
"This is a wonderful coffee. It has a really satisfying dark chocolate/cocoa taste, that has an "edge" but not overly bitter. I definitely recommend it for those that like deep, complex flavoring. I made it in a French press. It has the personality of an Americano vs. just a cup of coffee. " (4 out of 5)
"A great medium roast coffee with great body. No hint of bitterness- definitely dark and smooth." (4 out of 5)
"I'm in love with the dry aroma of this coffee. Hickory smoked bacon, molasses and "waffles". Needless to say this is a great morning cup. The traits found in the dry aroma translate well into the cup. The medium body welcomes a splash or more of good quality cream. " (4 out of 5)
"This is a very smooth coffee with subtle chocolate flavors. This was my favorite in the iced coffee box and it made great iced coffee. " (4 out of 5)
"There's a smoothness about the Guats that makes a really delightful cup of iced brew."
"A delicious, smooth, full bodied roast with light notes of chocolate. My favorite of my box so far. " (5 out of 5)
"Our favorite of the coffees we've received so far! A pleasing, full-bodied dark roast. " (5 out of 5)
"Very smooth and clean finish, great for French press. " (4 out of 5)
"We used these beans in an espresso machine and it resulted in a mild cup of espresso. Not my favorite so far, but it was true to its description." (3 out of 5)
"Smooth and light - really enjoyed this blend, giving it a 4 out of 5 stars. " (4 out of 5)
"Really nice balanced coffee with great chocolate and fruity flavor." (4 out of 5)
"easy to taste the cocoa powder, struggling to find the cherry. i enjoyed it nonetheless. nice medium roast." (3 out of 5)
"This is a good medium roast. The cherry and chocolate flavors are noticeable. However, those are not my favorite flavors, so I think this roast is just okay." (3 out of 5)
"My roommate likes light roasts and I like darks but this had all of the notes we both like and was the perfect middle ground. " (4 out of 5)
"This coffee had a strange taste and aroma to it. The least favorite we've received from Bean Box in our tenure with the club." (1 out of 5)