Classic: Candelaria

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<b>Variety: </b> Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b> Huehuetenango, Guatemala
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<b> Producers:</b> Genaro & Juan Vasquez
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1500-2000m
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The Huehuetenango region of Guatemala consistently produces mind-blowing coffees thanks to the history and local tradition of caring for the land and producing crops with attention to quality over quantity. The various microclimates in Huehuetenango also allow for vastly different flavors to develop at farms in different parts of the region given their unique soil and growing conditions. This means every coffee we taste from Huehuetenango has the potential to be a new adventure, and the Vasquez brothers' Candelaria surprised us with its savory flavors. We typically see bright, fruit-forward, acidic coffees from Huehue and really like the change of flavor that this coffee supplies while still living up to the region's reputation for superior quality. </p> 
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Candelaria's flavor profile is rooted in a sticky-sweet plum note and filled out by heavier notes of chocolate and caramel, making it the perfect candidate for our Classic series. These flavors mix together so smoothly and create a low-key, savory taste without becoming too muted at any point. It's not something we were expecting from a washed coffee out of Huehuetenango, but we're certainly happy we found it and even happier that we get to share it with the club. Let us know how you like it by leaving a comment below so we can keep sourcing coffees you love! </p>

Tasting Notes: Plum, Chocolate, Caramel

Variety: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Producers: Genaro & Juan Vasquez

Altitude: 1500-2000m

The Huehuetenango region of Guatemala consistently produces mind-blowing coffees thanks to the history and local tradition of caring for the land and producing crops with attention to quality over quantity. The various microclimates in Huehuetenango also allow for vastly different flavors to develop at farms in different parts of the region given their unique soil and growing conditions. This means every coffee we taste from Huehuetenango has the potential to be a new adventure, and the Vasquez brothers' Candelaria surprised us with its savory flavors. We typically see bright, fruit-forward, acidic coffees from Huehue and really like the change of flavor that this coffee supplies while still living up to the region's reputation for superior quality.

Candelaria's flavor profile is rooted in a sticky-sweet plum note and filled out by heavier notes of chocolate and caramel, making it the perfect candidate for our Classic series. These flavors mix together so smoothly and create a low-key, savory taste without becoming too muted at any point. It's not something we were expecting from a washed coffee out of Huehuetenango, but we're certainly happy we found it and even happier that we get to share it with the club. Let us know how you like it by leaving a comment below so we can keep sourcing coffees you love!

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Susan B.

Gaithersburg

Member Since
February '18

So smooth!

This is one of my favorites so far. Love the after taste. Light but still full body. Perfect to drink on a chilly morning.

11/10/18

Victoria Riccardi

Newton

Member Since
December '17

As Described

I am not a fan of light roasted coffee, so would have preferred the beans to be more roasted. That said, this coffee does have caramel and chocolate notes, which I far prefer over coffees that have citrus flavors.

12/09/18

eddie wagstaff

nashville

Member Since
May '15

Sit down and relax.

Fantastic it’s smooth and sweet.

12/12/18

John Robert Haneke

Daytona Beach

Member Since
March '18

Another Great Find

Well, you have found another winner here! This coffee just works with every which way to make. I especially enjoy it made in Lattee fashion. Cold brew works well also! Pour over is my next favorite after my Lattee. Just cannot stop drinking this one! ENJOY!

12/12/18

Andy Henry

Chicago

Member Since
June '16

Classic Candalaria

Full bodied but not heavy. Fantastic chocolate finish.

12/16/18

Jarrod Heinz

Harrisburg

Member Since
March '18

Very good

My favorite so far

01/07/19

Jitters Mitchell

Winston-Salem

Member Since
December '18

Delicious!

Light roast...really tasty! Great caramelly flavor! Yum!

01/07/19

Angel Chin

Whitestone

Member Since
December '18

Bitter

It was a little too bitter.

01/07/19

Scott Taylor

Marietta

Member Since
December '18

Good espresso

This make really good espresso. Smooth not too strong cup of coffee.

01/07/19

Florinda Vasquez

Simi Valley

Member Since
December '18

My first coffee, and it's a winner!

I received a gift membership to the coffee club for Christmas. This was my first shipment, and I like it a lot! It's not highly aromatic, but it's remarkably smooth.

01/08/19

Mark S

Los Angeles

Member Since
December '18

Too Light

I tend to brew with a french press and have found that lighter roasts tend to not fare well with it. I did brew this coffee using my single cup drip, going heavy on the beans and using a finer grind (which does not work well with the french press) and found that the favors were more pronounced that using my press. That said I do tend to favour stronger coffee.

01/10/19

Matthew Meyer

San Diego

Member Since
December '18

My kind of coffee

This hit the spot -- exactly as advertised. I could taste and enjoy the plum notes without it being too fruity, which I have slight preference against. Love chocolate/caramel flavors. Only complaint is it was a touch light, I found myself grinding a pinch extra to get the strength I like.

01/12/19

Jacob MacDonald

Denton

Member Since
April '18

Fruity and delicious.

The plum notes are very forward. I found the other flavor notes a little harder to pinpoint but got lots of different results with varying brewing methods. Never bitter but always nice and robust, a real showcase of what the Classic series coffees can be.

01/12/19

Emma Acciani

Queens

Member Since
December '18

Very drinkable

Easy to drink, smooth and tasty. Maybe a little light for me but perhaps that's my drip coffee maker. Couldn't say I picked up on the plum, I didn't find it terribly fruity.

01/13/19

Chelsie Wermager

Luverne

Member Since
December '17

One of my favorites!

I use this in my espresso machine and make lattes with it. The candelaria is great, having a rich flavor, mellowed out by my foam. Also delicious as a cup of Americano!

01/13/19

Kiela Dawn

Crestone

Member Since
December '18

amongst the finest

Smooth & rich. I enjoy this coffee so much, I actually sit down with it as a morning ritual instead of drinking it on the run, and I'm satisfied after one cup. It's easy on my body and my stomach, no coffee crash.

01/22/19

Billie Jo Grieve

Alexandria

Member Since
December '18

Amazing

So smooth and rich

02/02/19

Sydney Jones

New York

Member Since
January '19

Great

Very smooth! No bitterness and great in a latte.

02/13/19