El Diamante 2020
Variety: Catuai, Caturra
Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producers: Florencio Villatoro
Cup Score (Importer): 87
We're overjoyed to be bringing in a 2020 lot from a farm that made quite the impression last year - Florencio Villatoro's El Diamante! The Villatoro family is prolific in Huehuetenango, producing a wide range of specialty coffees sure to satifsy any palate. Last year we featured El Diamante - and we're very happy to have this year's lot in to compare. Many factors influence the flavor in the end cup, so there's always some variation between lots, but we're impressed by the consistency and quality that Florencio's lots exhibit year over year.
El Diamante 2020 is a smooth, mellow lot of coffee with a milk chocolate note that shows up in a big way. We're also tasting some juicy peach-like notes that sit above the chocolate base, and just a hint of kiwi-like brightness that adds some complexity to the cup without too much acidity. Many thanks to the Villatoros for their coffee this year, and hopefully for future years of delicious beans as well!