preferred_method: false
preferred_milk: false
Save as favourite

Artisan Roast - San Augustin washed process - Guatemala

Sorry - Sold out - it's been popular!

Cupping Chart for Artisan Roast - San Augustin washed process - Guatemala

Artisan Roast - San Augustin washed process - Guatemala Cupping Chart

Getting product details...

From Artisan Roast:

A darker single origin roast with flavours of dusted cocoa, amaretto and plum, deliciously supported by a dense, syrupy mouth feel.

We love this coffee brewed as a french press, and the luxurious chocolate aromas come to the fore in this brewer. The roast also lends itself to espresso – here amaretto and cocoa flavours are supported by a dense sweet mouthfeel.

The city of Antigua in Guatemala is one of the most stunning coffee growing regions in world to visit, and the coffee has built an enviable reputation for excellent quality over many many years. The city itself is steeped in the history of the old Central American colonial capital and still retains a unique mix of Spanish and Mayan culture. If you look up from the criss-cross of cobbled streets Antigua’s unique geography that defines the coffee from the micro-region is inescapable. Three vast volcanoes, Fuego, Agua, and Acetenango form a ring around the region and their shelter provides a cool and dry micro-climate perfect for coffee growing. The edge of the city merges seamlessly with the surrounding coffee farms which rise up onto the lower slopes of the volcanoes to heights of around 1900m above sea level.

San Agustin sits on one of these steep volcanic slopes to the east of Antigua and has an unusually cool micro-climate for Antigua because it sits mostly north facing. This means with a little less sun the coffee ripens a little slower and sugars develop over a little more time. This certainly seems to benefit the coffee and the farm has already collected two Cup of Excellence awards in the last decade since the highly regarded farmer Ricardo Zeyela took over the once abandoned farm.

When roasted a little fuller, Antigua coffees are renowned for their rich chocolate aromatics and creamy, dense mouthfeel. We’ve taken this approach with San Augustin and a rich dusted cocoa note runs through the flavour profile from beginning to end. Look for front end aromas of butterscotch and amaretto, leading through to a plum and stewed raspberry finish. The supporting lemon and grape like acidity adds structure but has been muted with the roast, and the mouth feel is big, dense and creamy.

.

Altitude: 1600m-1800m asl
Farm/Coop: San Augustin
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Milky, With milk
Origin: Central America/Guatemala - Region: Antigua City, Sacatepéquez
Owner: Ricardo Zeleya
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Caturra, Bourbon

Roasting and delivery information

We roast every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 12 pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday) We send the coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom

Cupping Chart for Artisan Roast - San Augustin washed process - Guatemala

Artisan Roast - San Augustin washed process - Guatemala Cupping Chart

Initial collection: Artisan Roast - Edinburgh

Similar coffees from

Thinking...
Artisan Roast - Edinburgh

Artisan Roast - Edinburgh

Share with your friends...
Artisan Roast - Edinburgh
Hint: click one of the three different views
Save as favourite Artisan Roast: El Salvador, San Jose, Washed
from £6.50
From Artisan Roast: The addition of yeasts to the fermentation stage of coffee processing is giving farmers the opportunity to develop new flavour profiles for coffee drinkers. This coffee from San Jose in El Salvador is an example of the changes that can take place. Yeasts are added to the...
Tags: Aeropress, Black, Central America, El Salvador, Espresso, Filter, Stove Top, Washed, With milk
Save as favourite Artisan Roast: Cobblestone V2.8, Blend
from £7.50
From Artisan Roast: Cobblestone is a fresh, juicy espresso blend with a medium body and harmonious balance of caramel sweetness with bright citrus acidity. It's inspired by the beauty and diversity of Latin America, the ever changing landscapes, cultures and people, the seemingly endless range of coffee flavours to be...
Tags: Aeropress, Black, Cafetiere, Espresso, Stove Top, With milk
Save as favourite Artisan Roast: Janszoon V2.0, Blend
from £6.50
From Artisan Roast: Our house blend Janszoon has been around since Artisan Roast first started and remains one of our most popular coffees to this day. It's an oldie but a goodie and Janszoon version 2. 0 is the latest iteration. Its big, full-bodied and syrupy sweet and a coffee...
Tags: Black, Cafetiere, Espresso, Milky, Stove Top, With milk

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.