El Socorro Red Bourbon

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<b>Variety: </b> Red 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're very excited to be bringing another lot from El Socorro to the club this year, one of our favorite farms in Guatemala. This particular lot from the De La Cerdas is a red bourbon - one of the archetypical coffee varieties that many other cultivars have split off from. It's a relatively tall coffee plant with small, thick coffee cherries that are, predictably, red. Finca El Socorro grows several different bourbons - we've featured both red and yellow bourbons in years past - but this is the one we chose for the club this year because it is delicious. </p><p>
We're getting a fantastic mix of flavors from this coffee that leads off with a juicy and tart black cherry note, followed by a dense cocoa base and some nougat-like richness. This coffee could easily be described as a "smooth sipper" or something similar, but we'll just say flat out that it's really really good. El Socorro has been putting out great coffees year after year, and we're very happy to be buying from them again. It's been wonderful to see their coffees get recognized at national competitions and to see how their prominence in the Guatemalan coffee scene has grown. Their coffees are special, and we're excited for you to get a chance to enjoy another one.

Black Cherry, Cocoa, Nougat

Variety: Red Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Palencia, Guatemala

Producers: Juan Diego de la Cerda

Altitude: 1750m

We're very excited to be bringing another lot from El Socorro to the club this year, one of our favorite farms in Guatemala. This particular lot from the De La Cerdas is a red bourbon - one of the archetypical coffee varieties that many other cultivars have split off from. It's a relatively tall coffee plant with small, thick coffee cherries that are, predictably, red. Finca El Socorro grows several different bourbons - we've featured both red and yellow bourbons in years past - but this is the one we chose for the club this year because it is delicious.

We're getting a fantastic mix of flavors from this coffee that leads off with a juicy and tart black cherry note, followed by a dense cocoa base and some nougat-like richness. This coffee could easily be described as a "smooth sipper" or something similar, but we'll just say flat out that it's really really good. El Socorro has been putting out great coffees year after year, and we're very happy to be buying from them again. It's been wonderful to see their coffees get recognized at national competitions and to see how their prominence in the Guatemalan coffee scene has grown. Their coffees are special, and we're excited for you to get a chance to enjoy another one.

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David R

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15

Superb

Fantastic coffee; this is about as good as it gets. Having received numerous coffees from the El Socorro farm over the years, I've come to count on them as one of the best at supplying archetypal Guatemalan beans - lush, rich, dense, and complex. Don't miss out!

10/21/20

Äraminta Midkiff

Lopez Island

Member Since
February '20

Good coffee

It’s good coffee. I look forward to drinking it. Black, pour over, of course.

10/24/20

Rob Brayer

Seaside

Member Since
September '20

Fantastic!

This is the best one yet. Smooth sipper indeed. Look forward to this one each morning. Yum!

10/28/20

Josh Richardson

New York

Member Since
August '20

Rich and complex

Delicious, milky richness and nougat notes coming through.

10/29/20

On 10/30/20 BJ says

I was a little nervous to list "nougat" as a tasting note because I thought folks would just go "...really?" but I'm glad it's coming through.

Steven Gilmer

Huntington Beach

Member Since
June '20

Bourbon is Great

I have to say I love most of the coffees from the club. This one is no exception. It has a fullness of flavor. I lean toward club coffees with a fruit after taste. This one has that in a subtle way. No bitterness at all. Rich. Great with a spot of cream and a vanilla icing cup cake at 2am. Everyone knows that is the true test of excellence.

11/09/20

George Backert

Baltimore

Member Since
June '15

Great Coffee

This El Socorro Red Bourbon definitely hit the spot.

11/15/20

LR Miller

Alexandria

Member Since
January '16

wonderful

This is my favorite of 2020. Smooth but tasty.

12/12/20