Refined acidity and juicy mouthfeel pair with malic notes and a touch of berry and black currant. Aromatic caramelized sugar roast tones at lighter roasts. As the temperature drops wonderful toasted praline and butter roast tones are evident. The cup is so attractive, and finishes with such a profound sweetness. City to City+.
As you descend into the picturesque town of Antigua on the road from Guatemala City, you will see an old brick wall and the unlikely gold script lettering that reads "Cabrejo." This is the entrance to the home of Agustin Fashen, and the gateway to the lower part of Finca Cabrejo that lies between the one-way roads in and out of Antigua. To get to the higher part of the farm, you will find a much less ornate sign, if you can find it at all. It spans a wide range, from 1,585-1,920 meters, and the trees seem to be in various stages of care, various types, various ages. That is why the farm is undergoing renovation, adding better road access and replanting some parts. The current shrubs are mainly Bourbon, Caturra and some Catuai. Actually, we found some very old Arabigo (Typica) plants as well, and some had yellow fruit! The crop was much smaller from Cabrejo this year, but the cup quality is outstanding again.
The dry fragrance has an intense sweetness, butter and brown sugar, with floral hints of violets. The caramel notes in the wet aroma are nearly over-the-top, layered with vanilla and dark berry and plum suggestions. Cabrejo is a juicy, darkly fruited cup. Refined acidity and juicy mouthfeel pair with malic notes and a touch of berry and black currant. There are aromatic caramelized sugar roast tones at lighter roasts. As the temperature drops wonderful toasted praline and butter roast tones are evident. The cup is so attractive, and finishes with such a profound sweetness, when we cup this coffee I just want to drain the bowl down to the dregs. We pulled SO Espresso shots of it and they were clean, clear and sweet and reverberant in the aftertaste.