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
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

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
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Sit down and relax.

Fantastic it’s smooth and sweet.

12/12/18

John Robert Haneke

Daytona Beach

Member Since
March '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

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

Park City

Member Since
June '16
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Classic Candalaria

Full bodied but not heavy. Fantastic chocolate finish.

12/16/18

Jarrod Heinz

Harrisburg

Member Since
March '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Very good

My favorite so far

01/07/19

Jitters Mitchell

Winston-Salem

Member Since
December '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Delicious!

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

01/07/19

Angel Chin

Whitestone

Member Since
December '18
6stars a4a0e8b53d318f1f0b1943d53a0b95109dbd5f60e4cf474e2c52c9a78a743e2a

Bitter

It was a little too bitter.

01/07/19

Scott Taylor

Marietta

Member Since
December '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

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
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

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
5stars 977a63ea249ef736d2f106472a64225717c674dde0491b02410bf453b125cb82

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
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

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

Carrollton

Member Since
April '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

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
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

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

New Underwood

Member Since
December '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

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
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

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
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Amazing

So smooth and rich

02/02/19

Sydney Jones

New York

Member Since
January '19
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Great

Very smooth! No bitterness and great in a latte.

02/13/19