El Socorro #4

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<b>Variety: </b> Yellow Catuai, Bourbon
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b>  Palencia, Guatemala
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<b> Producers:</b> Juan Diego de la Cerda 
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<b> Altitude: </b>1750m
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<p>We couldn't resist picking up another lot from El Socorro this season, because we love the wide range of flavors and varietals available in their coffees. Juan Diego de la Cerda's family has been farming at El Socorro for three generations, and their approach of constantly experimenting with different production processes and varietals has led to unique offerings each season, which is a coffee taster's dream. We picked up two lots this year that we feel really emphasize the range of what's possible in specialty coffee from Guatemala, both grown and processed at the same farm! While El Socorro #3 was a creamy, almost mellow brew, El Socorro #4 dials up the excitement with some flashy flavors. 
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We're tasting big fruit notes in El Socorro #4 - a juicy, ripe mango leads off the profile, and some unique, tart kumquat tastes are present as well, lending the cup a unique character that we don't often see. There's an overarching sweetness to the whole cup reminiscent of cane sugar - which levels out any of the sourness you may associate with kumquats,  leaving a coffee that is sweet, juicy, and tart all at once. It's a wild experience and one that we knew the club needed to try when we first cupped it. We're happy to be sharing El Socorro #4 with you now and look forward to more unique coffees from Juan Diego and the team next season!

Tasting Notes: Mango, Kumquat, Sugar

Variety: Yellow Catuai, Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Palencia, Guatemala

Producers: Juan Diego de la Cerda

Altitude: 1750m

We couldn't resist picking up another lot from El Socorro this season, because we love the wide range of flavors and varietals available in their coffees. Juan Diego de la Cerda's family has been farming at El Socorro for three generations, and their approach of constantly experimenting with different production processes and varietals has led to unique offerings each season, which is a coffee taster's dream. We picked up two lots this year that we feel really emphasize the range of what's possible in specialty coffee from Guatemala, both grown and processed at the same farm! While El Socorro #3 was a creamy, almost mellow brew, El Socorro #4 dials up the excitement with some flashy flavors.

We're tasting big fruit notes in El Socorro #4 - a juicy, ripe mango leads off the profile, and some unique, tart kumquat tastes are present as well, lending the cup a unique character that we don't often see. There's an overarching sweetness to the whole cup reminiscent of cane sugar - which levels out any of the sourness you may associate with kumquats, leaving a coffee that is sweet, juicy, and tart all at once. It's a wild experience and one that we knew the club needed to try when we first cupped it. We're happy to be sharing El Socorro #4 with you now and look forward to more unique coffees from Juan Diego and the team next season!

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CATHERINE KENNEDY

CHARLOTTE

Member Since
May '19
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

smooth and sweet

Taste all the notes. Smooth and sweet, Suttle

10/29/19

Karen Cheng

Weehawken

Member Since
January '19
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Very warm and cozy

I like this roast because it's rich and flavorful and very smooth. To me it's not overly sweet, I've had some coffees before that tasted like fruitloops but in coffee form. I was pleasantly surprised with this roast! Normally I stick to Ethiopian blends.

11/02/19

david kutcipal

Boulder

Member Since
April '15
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Very Smooth

Could definitely taste the mango. What a great coffee!!

11/02/19

Brian Leitner

Stanford

Member Since
September '19
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Delicious!

My brew method (Ninja drip machine) doesn't bring out all the notes that other approaches would, but this had a wonderful balance of citrus acidity and sweet summer fruit that I could drink day in and day out - please keep these coming!

11/04/19

David R

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Excellent

I love this bean and roast! El Socorro #4 is extremely well-balanced, with subtle high notes and robust lows. Any who are fans of classic roasts will likely appreciate this one. It's not overly complex, but has enough to keep you interested. A wonderful everyday coffee.

11/05/19

Randall LaLonde

Glenfield

Member Since
July '15
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

El Socorro

Another great light roast from Moustache, very smooth and well balanced, easy to drink.

11/11/19