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Guatemala La Flor Del Cafe Antigua


Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes
The aroma is rich, dark, chocolate, classic on the nose. Acidity is low to medium and the body is full. The flavor is subtle: dark, mocha notes, and rich.

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryGuatemala
  • Local RegionAntigua
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyCaturra, Catuai, Bourbon
  • Altitude (meters)1,200 - 1,600 masl
  • HarvestDecember- March
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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Our Antigua bean is washed, sun-dried, and hand-sorted in the modernized Pastores mill up to 1,600 meters above sea level on small farms. Coming from one of the world’s top coffee-growing regions––Guatemala––the quality control is impeccable, with only the absolute cream of the crop chosen for export. It’s one of the most sought-after coffees in Antigua because it can handle a variety of roast styles, it has a lively, fruity flavor profile, and the perfect amount of acidity.

Cupping Notes: The aroma is rich, dark, chocolate, classic on the nose. The acidity is low to medium, and the body is full. This is a very balanced cup. The flavor is subtle, dark, mocha notes, and rich.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating
February 6, 2024

Fantastic for a great morning Long Black! Will also work for a smooth mocca espresso .The acidity is lower and the body is nice and full; a very balanced cup. The beans are clean, uniform and very nice to roast. Roasted to a 11:15 minute total time and dropped at 406 degree BT. (20 seconds into Second Crack); Full City + on my Hottop, with a very balanced roast profile. The flavor is a subtle with dark, mocha-chocolate notes, rich and full in the mouth. Would also recommend minimum of 2 days de- gas for enhanced smoothing and taste! Thank you CBC, you have delivered once again. I highly recommend.

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January 28, 2024

It's chocolaty, buttery and smooth like I like my Central American and Colombian coffees. But it also has this underlying earthiness to it that makes it a well rounded and robust coffee, rich in flavors. This is a new favorite. Rich and full bodied. Lots of aroma. Made a nice medium dark roast.

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January 6, 2024

I have been roasting coffee for almost 2 years now. The Guatemala beans by far are the best and are my best selling ones. But this is definitely the top, the chocolate flavor pops and the buttery smoothness keeps you coming back for more.

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December 13, 2023

Most excellent and one of our favorites ! Rating at 90% positive as a stand alone coffee. How-some-ever: when blending with Yirgacheffe, Brazil or Columbian: this trifecta blend takes it over the top. Perfect blended balance in all respects.

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December 12, 2023

Have been ordering these special coffee beans here for many years. Perfect choice for me and the family.

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July 5, 2023

One of the better Guatemalan offerings I’ve had a chance to roast. I normally start a batch single origin and then branch out to blending either pre or post roast if looking to achieve different flavor profiles. This holds a solid spot in repeat ordering with its versatility and balanced flavor.

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May 18, 2023

My wife and I love this coffee! Since I have been roasting this ha been our best. Not bitter and has great flavor. I recommend everyone should at least try this one. Just ordered another 25 pounds.

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April 15, 2023

Guatemalan coffees are always some of our favorites and this one did not disappoint. It was smooth from the first sip to the bottom of the cup. I have roasted it to a medium light and will try some of the darker roasts to see the broadness of the flavors. A great coffee.

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January 23, 2023

I roasted this Antigua "La Flor del Cafe" to Full City+ (just into second crack, dark brown and just beginning to show some oil on the surface of some of the beans) and it is delicious. Fairly light flavors of hazelnut and cocoa. Very clean, with well-tamed acids holding up the structure. Delicious coffee. I did a single cup pour over with 25 grams of coffee into about 650 grams of water.

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January 5, 2023

When referring to Dark or Light it is (Dark = 2 Cracks and Light = 1 Crack) and we rated it from 1:10. The Dark brew was with 8 Cups of Water and 50 Grams of Coffee and Flavor was Earthy Flowery mild Coco taste taste with a rate of 8 and Strength of Coffee Strong. The Light brew was with 8 Cups of Water and 50 Grams of Coffee and Flavor was No Flavor with a rate of 4 and Strength of Coffee Weak.

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September 10, 2022

I just drank my first 2 cups and this is a quality coffee to be sure. I roasted on my Fresh Roast SR540 to a medium roast although others seem to go for a darker roast. My roasting skills play a part (maybe negatively), but I was pleased with the flavor. I don't have the palate for the micro notes but it is bright, and not bitter at all. I brewed a 15oz cup with a Bee House pour over with a water temp of 205° & 25gr of course grind.

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September 8, 2022

So we tried this baby out after mainly drinking Brazilian coffee as our everyday choice. I think we are now switching to this Guatemalan as our NEW everyday drinker. Smooth but more full bodied than our Brazilian we were use to. This takes the chocolate notes to a whole new level with a little more boldness with very little if any acidity. I roasted 1 minute after 1st crack with my Behmor. You have got to try this one!

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April 8, 2022

Bought this trying to match starbucks casi cielo and it worked! This had the perfect taste and I had the satisfaction of trying it as a dark roast as well. If you like the once a year release of casi cielo then I highly recommend this!

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April 4, 2022

Roasted a 1/2lb using Behmor 200AB set on program P2. Total roast time was just over 16 min just into 2nd crack. Very balanced and smooth, rich with subtle dark chocolate, mocha notes. This has become my new favorite!

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April 4, 2022

This coffee is amazing !! Definitely a crowd fave!!

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March 22, 2022

Roasted a 6oz batch between 1st and 2nd crack, rested for 2 days and 6 days. The flavors develop with resting. The bean quality is very good. The cupping notes are exactly as described by CBC. Another excellent selection. The mouthfeel is full and smooth. It has the body to hold up to some milk. I anticipate it will make great cold brew and espresso,

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February 28, 2022

First time drinking this coffee roasted to 410 deg let set for 4 days was very surprised with this coffee great taste thank you CBC for great coffee and service

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February 16, 2022

My wife and I love this coffee. I roast it into 2nd crack in my Behmor. Let me be honest, I don't have a great nose for wine or coffee but my wife does. We don't discuss "notes" but I will tell you that she says the aromas from this coffee during the first few minutes of brewing are out of this world. Of all the coffees I've roasted this one really tickles her fancy. This is tied with our other favorite, CR Tres Rios La Magnolia. Way to go CBC.

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February 12, 2022

Love this Antiqua! Haven't had it in a long time. I've experimented roasting between City and Full City. Full body, some mocha, aroma, a well rounded bean for espresso.

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January 27, 2022

Absolutely fantastic! Clean taste & well balanced from 1st sip to last. No acidic bite. No aftertaste. No cream or sugar. No blending required or desired. This is a great stand alone single origin coffee at medium roast with SR800 air roaster. Will buy again! This Costa Rica along with Guatemala La Flor del Antigua are my go-to coffees going forward. Both 5-Stars.

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January 3, 2022

I can’t remember if I reviewed this yet…So hopefully this won’t be a duplicate. Anyway, so far from this site I have tried Ethiopian, Bolivian, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Colombian, and Mexican beans, and these are the best. I roast it to just the start of 2nd crack, with just a few beans getting a touch of oil starting to form. The aroma is so good. Like a classic coffee, and the flavor is chocolatey toasted nuts. The best coffee I have ever had. You need to try this. Not a whole lot of reviews on this one, but don’t let that keep you away from this bean. I’m serious.

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December 29, 2021

From this site I have tried Colombian, Costa Rican, Ethiopian, Mexican, and Brazilian beans, and so far this Guatemalan bean is the best. Something special about it that I can’t completely describe. The aroma is amazing, and the mouthfeel is full. It’s definitely chocolatey and nutty. Absolutely delicious. Just ordered 5 more pounds.

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December 20, 2021

Great quality

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December 14, 2021

Great bean it’s a really good coffee at a medium roast whether it’s just after 1st crack or just before second it’s liked by everyone who has tried it

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December 8, 2021

I just can't quit this stuff. I've been roasting La Flor del Cafe on/off for ~14 years. With a medium roast (stop at the beginning of the 2nd crack), it's incredibly smooth with a symphony of fruity/floral notes, but not nearly as acidic or bitter as other coffees. Plays equally well in a french press, espresso, or cold brew. I've taken it past 2nd crack (well into oily bean territory) & it was still really good, but the complexity was slightly muted & the bitterness more pronounced. This stuff really shines with a light-medium roast. I love Kona when I can afford it & even managed to score some Jamaican Blue Mountain during the 3 seconds CBC had it in stock years ago (it was amazing too), some honey-process Mexican & Honduran varieties are great, & I've even dabbled in Indonesian & Ethiopian varieties, but I just keep coming back to La Flor del Cafe - not just for the taste but for the price too.

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October 16, 2021

This is a great coffee I roasted one batch to just after first crack and a second to just after second crack I found that both are very good. I took some to my church and let them sample and they all loved both roast. This is one that we will definitely be putting on our menu of beans.

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September 23, 2021

I love this new coffee in my repertoire. It is very smooth in the mouth. It reminds me of a Costa Rica coffee. Delicious at a medium roast.

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September 4, 2021

Another great coffee. And again, reviews very helpful for both flavor profiles and roasting preferences. SR 800 with an extension tube to just the 1st sound of second crack. About 8 1/2 minutes, 470° on the readout, and hit Cool. Ended up right around Full City. Wonderful aromas following grinding, filling the house. Even better aromas during brewing. Definitely to the chocolate side of the flavor spectrum. Rich, smooth, and delicious. Highly recommend.

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August 29, 2021

This is a great bean for espresso and cappuccino. Roasted to 30 seconds after second crack and wait 24 hours before using and you will get a great cup of espresso. Not bitter, excellent chocolate flavor with a smooth taste.

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August 17, 2021

This is one of my favorite beans. Purchased several times before and will purchase again to keep in my stock. Usually roast into second crack and it does not disappoint. It will take the heat and a dark roast. I love this coffee.

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July 26, 2021

Roasted on my SR800 just in to second Crack, ended up being about 470 F. This bean is the best bean I've purchased for the price. The Kona and JBM are awesome but for the price, give me a cup of this any day! The balance is so good and the flavor is outstanding. I will be buying this over and over again.

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July 19, 2021

FreshRoast SR540 I've been slow roasting for 10 minutes to well into 2nd crack. I punch cool-down the instant I see the least hint of an oily edge. Taking a hint from another reviewer, I'll try blending with a batch stopped at the beginning of 2nd crack, to get a broader taste profile. Originally I'd settled for this in lieu of Huehuetenango Aguacatones Honey but now think this is by no means in second place.

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May 25, 2021

This is one of my favorites. I used to go for a light roast, but I have discovered I like it best somewhere between Full City and Full City+. Roasting into 2nd crack long enough to get a light coating of oil emerging from SOME of the beans (but not that many) yields a sweet, flavorful roast in my opinion. Combining that roast with another just to the verge of or the very beginning of second crack yields a full bodied, flavorful cup that I find irresistible.

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May 13, 2021

Roasted just past first crack, this one was okay. For us this was sort of a middle of the road, not bad, not spectacular. Might be better with darker roasts but we're not much on the darks.

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May 13, 2021

Of all the coffee we've tried so far this was really good, some chocolate hints we enjoyed. We always roast just past first crack, the only issue we had was the chaff is really hard to separate from the bean with this one. On a scale of 1-10, we gave this one a solid 8.

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April 27, 2021

Great stuff. Got it soon after I placed the order. Roasted up a quick half-pound batch in the Behmor (just the the start of the 2nd crack), let it cool a few minutes and brewed up a couple of pour overs to give it a test Rich cocoa notes and nutty notes. Perfect!

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December 3, 2020

I roasted this up to just before 2nd crack. Nice dark color. The aroma of this coffee is so good... as is the flavor. Chocolaty, but light... not bitter but smooth. Outstanding coffee.

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October 25, 2020

Ive boughten dark roast Guatemalan beans from Trader Joes for along time, until I switched over to an El Salvador peaberry as my go to. When my source for for the ES Peaberry went out of business thats when I took to roasting my own. Since then I've experiment beans from various parts of the globe and remembering the Guatemalan from the past I roasted up this Antigua and its lucious. Heed the warning not go to "the dark side" or you'll be cheated out of the tapestry of flavor. It's like buttered crossiant with great aroma and fine balance, close your eyes you might envision a chocolate pomegranate martini at the end. In a recent roast i added two ounces of whole raw hazelnuts to eight ounces of coffee beans and roasted them together it was a decent experiment muted nutty flavor infused - but this coffee should allow its own flag to fly. Although Yemen coffees have now captured my heart, this Guatemalan Antigua is sophisticated in its own way. You would not be disappointed.

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October 14, 2020

Don Denson: We like the medium roast quality on these beans..... just fits our family taste buds so to speak. Priced affordable - its a great value - been roasting/drinking it for years now. Thanks to the coffee bean corral.

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September 29, 2020

It’s just perfect.

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August 22, 2020

This is hands down, the best coffee you offer! It isn’t the least bit bitter, and as it cools there is a lovely chocolate flavor. I’ve missed having this coffee and am so glad that you have it again! When I heard, I immediate ordered several pounds, and will definitely do so again!

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