Cafe Pulcal is the name given to coffee from Hacienda Carmona. Aromatics are balanced with buttery sweetness, caramel, chocolate, acacia flowers. The cup is surprisingly elegant, silky, sweet, with fruit-floral and blackberry syrup high notes. City+ roast.
Cafe Pulcal is truly a classic Guatemala coffee. Aromatically, the balance of scents in amazing: sweet butter, caramel, milk chocolate, all in proportion. Adding the hot water, the wet aroma is right in line with the dry fragrance, balanced, sweet, with a hint of acacia flowers. The chocolate in the aroma suggest the cup will be more aggressively bittersweet, but I am surprised how silky and elegant the overall impression of the cup flavors are. The acidity has a fruit-floral accent in the higher notes in the cup, giving a more light and effervescent character overall. There is a grape-like sweetness, paired with blackberry syrup flavor. It's an exceptionally clean coffee flavor, very transparent, which suggest really good picking and processing. It might be a more subtle flavor profile than other Guatemala coffees, but one that really opens up as the cup cools, and is very approachable and yet-layered in it's lasting impression.