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Guatemala Bella Carmona Antigua


Starting at $7.75 / lb
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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

Grown at 4,800-5,500 feet. Fully washed / dried on raised beds in a greenhouse. Dark chocolate, pear and honey flavors push this balanced, mildly sweet coffee from being a regular Guatemalan to another place. I put this is in a small press pot for a perfect sunset cup, but with enough body and brightness to drink it in the morning. The colors that evening were purple and pink over the western woods, and the coffee was just as beautiful as the sky.

Roasted FC and and especially good from a press. Not especially sweet for all the caramel flavor, balanced and very, very satisfying.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryGuatemala
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,600
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:4
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:light bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:medium bean

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by on March 21, 2021

Well if you looking for bells & whistles, get out. If your looking for Pete Rose someone who will give effort ever day, and deliver the goods , then buy this coffee. This the coffee that could be your daily driver, nuff said!

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by on February 13, 2021

Will be reordering this coffee over and over again. It is a great cup of coffee roasted at any level! It is perfectly balanced and great body.

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by on November 3, 2020

This is a beautiful, rich coffee. It has become one of my favorites. If you haven't tried it, you have missed one of life's more pleasurable moments.

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by on August 18, 2020

Excellent cup of coffee!! Roasted FC in my Behmor 1600+ AB (from CBC), rested/degassed 5 days, brewed drip in my Brazen Plus & immediate reaction was creamy buttery chocolate ... all the way to taking that last gulp of cooled coffee (which I NEVER do) before refilling, 2nd cup was the same - buttery chocolate to the cooled end -delicious. Glad that I bought 10#, will definitely reorder!!

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by on August 17, 2020

Very good bean! Nice balance. It's just a good, full, rich flavor. I've been a light roast guy till I got my own roaster from CBC, but now I'm loving the medium to darker roasts better. I roasted this just barely into 2nd Crack, about 8 minutes on my SR800 till I shifted to cool down mode. I think I didn't like darker roasts before this because of the charcoal stuff from Starbucks. lol. There is a limit to "dark". This bean is worth buying again. I got in a Guatemala Sample Pack. CBC has super good service and it's very fast. Good folks there.

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by on August 12, 2020

I roast this dark and grind fine for moka-pot. Wonderful, rich cup at 60 or 70gms/L. Used to press, but came to enjoy the richness of this bean in espresso.

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by on August 1, 2020

As a gift I received a sampler pack with 16 varietals. Though I liked them all, this is my favorite. I’ll still try other varieties (the joy is in the hunt) but I like this enough to get 5 lbs. Mmm.

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by on July 7, 2020

We love variety, so I normally roast 2 different lbs. of coffee each week. Last week it was CBC's Mocha Java Blend and this one, Guatemala Bella Carmona Antigua. We make one pot of one and the next pot of the other. I love them both, but at the end of the week, we ran out of the Guatemalan, before the other. I think it safe to say which one we liked better over the other with this particular pairing. African coffees and South American coffees are both just unique as each coffee is from all the separate areas (countries). Guatemalan has long been a favorite and have not had any in awhile. This was just a beautiful coffee in my nostrils when roasting. It is flavorful and has a nice taste of satisfaction lingering in the mouth. A well selected coffee CBC, well done! Would definitely order again!

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by on June 4, 2020

My first roast with this bean, dark roasted. Will to buy again

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by on May 20, 2020

I'm not a coffee sophisticate, I just want a good rich cup that has no bitterness. I've been roasting for 10 years and went through all kinds of beans looking for something better than the last. But, in this Guat. bean, I have the good cup for a good price. BTW, I use a moka pot with espresso grind at 60gm/L.

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by on March 9, 2020

This offers me an alternative to my regular Ethiopian coffee, and it is a wonderful cup. Roasted in my Behmor 1600 to the start of 2nd crack, I find this a very enjoyable way to start my day.

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by on October 3, 2019

Great service - I love this coffee, especially the hint of chocolate

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by on October 3, 2019

Great service - I love this coffee, especially the hint of chocolate

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by on September 5, 2019

First Time Buyer. Left a Big City that I could buy a variety off beans locally. Moved to an area that not available locally. Great to find this site and may I say, very quick Delivery. Drinking Guatemala Bella at the moment. Roasted Med. To Dark, Smooth and Delicious. Dec. Will buy again. Have 3 more to Taste. Tks. I'm a Believer. Bob L. Bay St. Louis, Ms.

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by on July 23, 2019

Chocolate notes for sure, also caramel (creme brulee crispytop caramel, cane sugar--not milk sugar--caramel). And yep on the "nutty finish" others mention. I'm getting toasted Haselnuss (Pennsylvania German hazelnut) through the mouth then a mere hint of black walnut on the back-tongue after about a minute...or is it more like a sweet Assam (black tea)? On the fruit note I'd say rather than pear, winesap applesauce. Delightful. I found it indeed balanced and complex with a twinkling/flashing quality like the various golden spring warblers who visit our house's bird-waterpark. There's something chirpy about this one. Thank you, CBC!

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by on July 1, 2019

This is an outstanding coffee with no single mistake in aroma, flavor or after taste. one of my favorite. thanks from Saudi Arabia Coffee Bean Corral.

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by on August 8, 2018

Deep,full and nutty, this coffee has a refined balance without a trace of bitterness. Roasted it immy SR500 for 1 minute on low, then 4 minutes on high.

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by on July 18, 2018

WOW! Now this is an excellent coffee! Super rich tasting and well balanced. Chocolate notes and also a nutty finish. Very rich tasting....everyone LOVES this coffee!

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by on June 30, 2018

It is, as advertised, very very satisfying to drink. The honey/caramel flavors are especially noticable. If you hadn't used the pear descriptor I don't know that I would have thought to describe it that way. But it definitely is an apt description. Over all it producing an exceptionally distinctive cup of coffee.

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by on March 28, 2018

My absolutely favorite daily blend. This is a simple daily reminder that life is good, roasting great beans is worthwhile and a great French Press brew is the best way to start the day. I just bought another 25 lbs. to enrich my life and help me remember to thank God for microclimates, moisture and soil that produce such beans. I’m going to stop now, because I’m afraid you’ll raise the price, or your supply will be depleted. Coffee Bean Corral has become my go-to supplier for beans. Always reliable, providing what they accurately describe. I have yet to be surprised, or disappointed by them; which after years of spotty, hit-and-miss quality from other vendors is so satisfying.

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