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    Guatemala Santa Isabel Single Estate Espresso

    4.5
    $16.98

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    This single-estate espresso is from Finca Santa Isabel located in Santa Rosa, about 60k southeast of Guatemala City. The highest area of the property is a protected nature reserve, where there are many diverse plant and animal species. Biodiversity and sustainability are key components in the production of Santa Isabel coffee and the preservation of their nature reserve. The Finca is certified organic and Rainforest Alliance. Each coffee cherry at Santa Isabel is carefully selected, handpicked and then sorted, guaranteeing a consistent and top-notch coffee. Most of the coffee harvested at the finca is washed. A very small portion of the ripest coffee cherries at the finca are sun dried, which is where this espresso comes from. This slow sun-drying of the coffee bean in its own fruit is what helps create this espresso's huge fruit notes in the cup. Like all West Bean coffees, this single-estate "natural" received its own special roasting recipe. This recipe is designed specifically to allow this great "natural" to offer all its intense fruit flavors without compromising on the body necessary for a stand-out espresso. We think you will love it! Altitude: 3885 feet Variety: Catuai, Bourbon, Caturra Processing Method: Natural (sun dried) Grade: Strictly Hard Bean Species: Arabica Harvest: November to February

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    Guatemala Santa Isabel Single Estate Espresso The WestBean
    Rated 4.3333333333333/5 based on 3 customer reviews
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    Guatemala Santa Isabel Single Estate Espresso

    My impulse buy. It came in a foil lined brown bag with information about the coffee on the front and the date of roasting on the back. The smell is incredible! Oh if only I could make a perfume out of it! The coffee itself tastes really good. It is strong and tastes good both iced and hot. I did like the hints of chocolate and bet this would taste good if I used it in cooking. This is on my reorder list! Oh and I almost forgot. The shipping is incredibly fast!
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    4

    Guatemala Santa Isabel Single Estate Espresso

    Very good. I noticed very heavy chocolate notes. I have brewed it with both the french press and the drip maker, the chocolate notes came through heavier with the drip machine. The press pot produces a slightly more bitter cup(I prefered that). Overall a very good cup of coffee. It should be noted I did not brew for espresso, just a cup of coffee.
    4/ 5stars
    4

    1 pounder

    Solid espresso and a good coffee. This is one of the better single origin espresso that I have had, it's a very balanced espresso. I would say it's a nice chocolate sweet taste, with a nice bite. Does really well milk and with sweets, hold up well. It should be noted that it's a full pound of coffee and not a 12 oz bag, which is nice!

    Roaster Info

    The co-founders of San Diego’s The WestBean understand that all coffee beans are not created equal. That’s why they select only the best green coffee from around the world for their roaster and treat them with delicate, loving care.

     

    Paul Reizen, James Rauh, and Andrew Karr share a passion for coffee and a desire to find the hidden characteristics that make each coffee variety and harvest unique. The team started out hand-roasting coffee in the backyard, but soon found an appreciative audience of friends and neighbors for their micro-roasted coffee batches. They put their heads together, pooled their resources and splurged on a Renegade Roaster, a locally made commercial quality coffee roaster that may be the most sophisticated machine in the world. It allows them an unprecedented level of control over the timing, air flow and temperature of the roast, which translates into the ability to finely craft coffee with no limits. They approach roasting coffee as a labor of love, ensuring that every single bean in the batch is roasted to its fullest potential.

     

    Producing quality coffee is a journey that takes the bean from seed to cup, and every step of the process influences the quality of the coffee in the cup. Reizen, Rauh, and Karr take their part in the process seriously, carefully seeking out the finest coffee beans and taking the responsibility to roast each one faultlessly so that it exhibits its essential characteristics – the fruit, the sweetness, the complex interplay of tart, sweet, bright and deep that blossoms when the coffee is perfectly roasted and prepared with care.

     

    The WestBean offers a changing lineup of single origin coffees and seasonally adjusted blends for espresso and American coffee. They regularly source amazing micro lots from farms in the Americas, Africa and the Pacific and seek out the most distinguished, standout coffees they can find anywhere.

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    This single-estate espresso is from Finca Santa Isabel located in Santa Rosa, about 60k southeast of Guatemala City. The highest area of the property is a protected nature reserve, where there are many diverse plant and animal species. Biodiversity and sustainability are key components in the production of Santa Isabel coffee and the preservation of their nature reserve. The Finca is certified organic and Rainforest Alliance. Each coffee cherry at Santa Isabel is carefully selected, handpicked and then sorted, guaranteeing a consistent and top-notch coffee. Most of the coffee harvested at the finca is washed. A very small portion of the ripest coffee cherries at the finca are sun dried, which is where this espresso comes from. This slow sun-drying of the coffee bean in its own fruit is what helps create this espresso's huge fruit notes in the cup. Like all West Bean coffees, this single-estate "natural" received its own special roasting recipe. This recipe is designed specifically to allow this great "natural" to offer all its intense fruit flavors without compromising on the body necessary for a stand-out espresso. We think you will love it! Altitude: 3885 feet Variety: Catuai, Bourbon, Caturra Processing Method: Natural (sun dried) Grade: Strictly Hard Bean Species: Arabica Harvest: November to February

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    Solid espresso and a good coffee. This is one of the better single origin espresso that I have had, it's a very balanced espresso. I would say it's a nice chocolate sweet taste, with a nice bite. Does really well milk and with sweets, hold up well. It should be noted that it's a full pound of coffee and not a 12 oz bag, which is nice!
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    Very good. I noticed very heavy chocolate notes. I have brewed it with both the french press and the drip maker, the chocolate notes came through heavier with the drip machine. The press pot produces a slightly more bitter cup(I prefered that). Overall a very good cup of coffee. It should be noted I did not brew for espresso, just a cup of coffee.
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    Submitted by caffeine65 on
    My impulse buy. It came in a foil lined brown bag with information about the coffee on the front and the date of roasting on the back. The smell is incredible! Oh if only I could make a perfume out of it! The coffee itself tastes really good. It is strong and tastes good both iced and hot. I did like the hints of chocolate and bet this would taste good if I used it in cooking. This is on my reorder list! Oh and I almost forgot. The shipping is incredibly fast!
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