Finca La Providencia is a versatile coffee, does great in both brewed and espresso applications. The profile is mild, a daily drinking coffee, and with convincing sweetness. Cinnamon and all-spice notes come out on top, and a roasted nut flavor completes the cup. City+ to Full City+. SO Espresso.
Juan Pira owns Finca La Providencia, a farm located near Santiago, Lake Atitlan in Solala department of Guatemala. We've offered this coffee in the past, altitude is 1575 meters, planted with Caturra as well as some Villa Sarchi cultivar from Costa Rica. But Juan also processes lots for local farmers in the surrounding area. This is a blend of some of the top producers, a small producer blend if you will, processed by Juan at La Providencia, and then dry milled in Antigua at Bella Vista. This cooperative effort turned out nicely, and we're happy to have had the opportunity to select from a few of the resulting blended coffees.
This lot from Juan Pira is "thick" with sweetness aromatically. The dry fragrance has a strong dried fruit scent, like raisin and prune, and is loaded with caramel too. Baking spices also come up, especially in City/City+ roasts. Adding hot water builds a really nice smell of butterscotch-chocolate brownie, very sweet, and like cookie or cake batter. The cup is centered around flavors of brown sugar and baking spices - cinnamon and all-spice - as well as a note of roasted almond. It's a nice, uncomplicated cup, and one that is a perfect daily drinker. Acidity is mild, malic, and this profile does extremely well as espresso. Full City roasts have strong flavors of bittersweet cocoa and salted caramel, slight nuttiness - very "classic" espresso profile.