Guatemala La Flor del Cafe Antigua


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Sun-dried the old fashioned way at the most modern mill in Guatemala's top coffee growing region, this Antigua has good acidity with a deep, bittersweet chocolate flavor. Its great aroma and full, yet mellow-body make it a great cup that won't overpower whatever it is served with.

The aroma is rich, dark, chocolate, classic on the nose. This is what all those commercials of people waking up to coffee aroma are aiming for. 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. Can I rave any more about this coffee? Roast it medium dark to get the full subtle tones, but don't overdo it. This is not a French roast coffee.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryGuatemala
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:2
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:heavy bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:heavy bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean

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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on 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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by on September 29, 2020

It’s just perfect.

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by on 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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by on January 19, 2019

I have now completed the roasting of 30 pounds of Guatemala Antigua beans from three orders of 10 pounds each during the last year. The result has been the same consistency and great flavor from my roasting profile deep into the second crack. The complex taste and great body makes this my go-to coffee. Family and friends that have tried it agree with me, whether brewed with a pour over or a semi automatic machine.

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by on December 17, 2018

I’ve purchased this coffee for several years now, and it is always a consistently delicious coffee. The aroma and flavor is very rich, with a dark chocolate finish. I’ve tried other beans, but I always come back to this coffee. It is excellent!

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by on September 28, 2018

It's funny that you have reviews of a Coffee from 11 years ago ... not like the flavor doesn't change from year to year.

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by on June 7, 2018

It has a very good flavour complex but not quite the one I love most

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by on March 11, 2018

I roasted a pound and served it at work for my peers to taste it, they loved it!! I will be buying more. Coffee Bean Corral gave me excellent customer service!!

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by on February 7, 2010

I roasted this into the second crack and as stated by others it has a wonderful complexity with chocolate flavors that gets even more interesting as it cools. I will order more just for iced coffee. This will become a regular hope the supply holds out.

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by on June 17, 2007

Wow, great soft milk chocolates came through in a light (post 1st crack) roast. Round with a clean finish. Second pass was taken right past second crack for the majority. We lost some of the subtleties that where present in the lighter roast but what came out was a dark chocolate with a milk chocolate like feel. If you've had Hershey's 50% dark you'll know what I'm talking about. Really good stuff. I'll be adding this to regular rotation.

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by on May 18, 2007

This is what classic Guatamalian Antigua should taste like! Great rich body and balance with complexities that come out/change as the coffee cools. When first sipped, a pleasant spicy taste can be perceived which then dissapears. The complexity of this coffee imo should be higher than a 4 classification. Yep, I'm ordering 15 more lbs today.
Thank you..for your comments and the order. It is always nice to be able to get coffee from the same small finca/farm every crop year. Sure, there will still be some variabality crop-to-crop but at least we know most of the growing conditions and processes remain the same.

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by on January 12, 2007

Great Flavor that comes out best with a dark roast. My first roast was light, at the start of the 2nd crack. This lighter roast left me wanting more mody to the finished cup. If you like Antigua, also check out Papau, Timor, and Uganda. The Aroma of this ground, makes it hard to resist brewing.

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