Tasting Notes: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Plum

Tasting Notes: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Plum

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La Bendicion

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Huehuetenango, Guatemala


Variety: Bourbon, Caturra

Processing: Washed

Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Producers: Luz Audelí Villatoro

Altitude: 1660m

Luz Auedli Villatoro inherited her prime coffee-growing land from her father, who taught her to cultivate coffee at an early age. When she took over the land, she renamed the farm La Bendicion - the blessing - to represent how grateful she is for the opportunity to carry on producing high-quality coffee. Today, she farms Caturra, Bourbon, and Catuai varietals with her son Carlos. La Bendicion has plentiful shade trees that help keep the coffees cool. Huehuetenango is a popular coffee-growing region, and one of the driest areas in Guatemala where coffee is farmed. This might seem counter-intuitive for farming - but plentiful streams and rivers provide access to water while the lower precipitation rate makes it much easier for farmers to dry their coffees evenly for exceptional flavor.

This particular lot contains washed Caturra and Bourbon varietals that produce a decadent and delicious mix of flavors. We're picking up on dessert-like tastes of caramel and dark chocolate, as well as a juicy plum note that gives the cup a nice viscous quality. We love how smooth and silky this coffee brews up, and we think it will be the perfect addition to almost any occasion. Many thanks to Luz Auedli Villatoro for managing La Bendicion - and for passing along the blessings to the club. Enjoy!

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5.0 out of 5

Excellent light roast

Top notch

Edward Brown

West Hartford

Member Since

January '19

5.0 out of 5

My favorite so far

The dark chocolate notes really come through, which is a huge win for me. It’s smooth without a hint of bitterness. Excellent!

Christopher B Morris


Member Since

June '19

4.0 out of 5

Smooth and tangy

Brew method: Breville Youbrew at 3 strength and boldness (machine measures, grinds, and brews on its own) This is a good mix of a classic profile with slight fruity notes in the background. That describes the first few sips perfectly. That smooth flavor of a classic profile, with a pleasant tanginess on the back of your tongue. It ages well in the cup. About halfway through the caramel notes really stood out and took over for the rest of the cup. A good refreshing start the any morning.

TLeah Summers


Member Since

April '19

4.5 out of 5


This coffee ages and sips like a fine wine. Smooth as velvet with a great flavor profile. Acidity is pleasant, with nice undertones of caramel and hazelnut. The plum note is prominent but does not overpower. A coffee to savor and be appreciated...

Daniel S Bieler


Member Since

September '18

4.0 out of 5

La Bendicion

This is a delicious coffee, full of big chocolate taste, very round and smooth, perfectly roasted. If you are tired of dark roasts and enjoy the subtleties of the coffee bean, Moustache light roasts will fit the bill.

Randall LaLonde


Member Since

July '15