Dark Chocolate w/ Nibs, Guatemala
Origin: Guatemala - Cahabón
Region: Alta Verapaz
Type: Mostly UF-667 and other grown by local families
This bean has a bold intensity, although it is not hugely complex. Quite often I have found that larger beans, not unlike many jumbo sized fruits and vegetables, are mild in flavor. This is a nice exception to that trend (it really isn’t a rule). There is a very delicate fruit blossom aroma (plum and/or apricot). The chocolate flavor is moderately large and has an acidity tang of fresh red fruit. It is a softer malic acid, not is refreshing, not challenging It is balanced out by walnut and mildly tannic brazil nut plus a little astringency. It finishes off with a full, lush hint of caramel.