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Guatemala El Merced from Durango Coffee Company

Guatemala El Merced from Durango Coffee Company

Roast Rating: 4 stars

Summary

El Merced is a classic Guatemalan: Mellow - Creamy - Malty

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El Merced

Origin: Guatemala   Process: Washed

Roaster: Durango Coffee Company

Cupping Evaluation

Cupping Details

Earthiness is where this coffee begins, with hints of herbs and cocoa in the aroma. The body is full, rich and smooth, matched well by the low flavor tones of nutty baker's chocolate and a hint of smoke. Soft notes of stone fruit and tangerine ebb and flow through the experience, paired with a simple sweetness like brown sugar. The finish is chocolatey with hints of dry nuts.
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4.5 / 5
  • Acidity: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4 / [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7.5 / 10
  • Total: 40 / 50

Brewing Evaluation

Brewing Details

Soft in its aroma, the first whiffs of this coffee are malty chocolate with hints of herb. The body, while rich and creamy, is a little rough in its texture. In the flavor, earthy chocolate mingles with smokey malts and caramel. Peeking in here and there is a mellow malic brightness, carrying on with a juicy glow into the aftertaste. The finish is rounded out with soft caramel and sticky chocolate. Overall this coffee is Mellow - Creamy - Malty
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4 / 5
  • Acidity: 3.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7.5 / 10
  • Total: 38 / 50

Overall Points: 78

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Roaster Profile

Durango Coffee Company

Durango Coffee Company has been roasting unique specialty coffees for over 31 years. We roast in small batches that focus on varietal, sweetness and balance. We hope you enjoy the unique journey around the world every morning when you experience coffee from Durango Coffee Company.

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Categories: Coffee Ratings. Origins: Guatemala. Flavors: Baker's Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate, Dry, Full, Green Herb, Maple, Nutty, Rich, Smoky, Smooth, Spicy, Stone Fruit, and Tangerine. Brew Descriptors: Creamy, Malty, and Mellow. Roasters: Durango Coffee Company.

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