The Guatemala Rio Azul was carefully roasted for you by Dillanos Coffee Roasters. Fair Trade certified and grown at more than 1,500 meters by the 150 families of the Rio Azul Cooperative, this coffee's Caturra and Typica varieties represent the best of the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. This cup is well balanced, with notes of chocolate and citrus.
Lighter than I usually like, but good flavor and smooth.
I found this Guatemala to be delicious! I usually like a darker bean for those earthy notes but this was quite tasty. Also the acidity was perfect, usually lighter roasts are too acidic for me.
First of all, can I just say how much I love this service?! I've tried a few different coffee subscriptions and haven't liked any but this one! Anyway, these beans are mild with no lingering aftertaste, which I LOVE! The reason I gave it 4 stars is that there really isn't any pizzazz. The citrus notes are a tad TOO mild. Overall, it's a great cup though. I'd love it as a daily drinker.
This coffee was ok, but too subtle for me. I thought it was a little toasty, supposed to be light roast but it was more medium. It is too "balanced". It lacks the brightness and complexity in flavor, things that I look for in coffee. I brew my coffee pour over.
this one is nearly a 3, but it was overroasted and pushing oil in the package. the potential of the coffee was there as the flavor was ok, but the brew was a bit chaotic and the flavor profiles bold, not subtle. just too roasty, marked a light roast, but i would call it medium or beyond. i ould like something lighter and more subtle in the future.
I am still working on figuring out how to talk about the things I liked. I really really enjoyed this one, though! It was acidly balanced and felt full bodied without taking over my entire palate. Awesome mouth feel and finish. I had trouble finding the fruit notes, but I tried/still trying. Overall, again, I had a great experience with this one.
I think I must've gotten part of an over roasted batch. It was very oily and dark.
Better than the previous order. It was light on the palate and the roast was just right.It was neither sour or too earthy, definitely less citrus taste than the previous roast. I brewed this as a pour over and espresso.
It wasn't light roast. Tasted like burned beans.
This was a decent cup of coffee. Very balanced...a very reliable cup each day.
Decent coffee, but a bit bland for my taste. I'd like a bit more character in my cup.
I'd like to rate this 4.5 stars but, alas, I cannot. In any case, this is another great coffee roast. It's flavor is fantastic and it goes down smooth!
Oddly, this bag is labeled as a light roast, but the beans look and taste more medium to dark. Closer to brewing, it makes an okay cup of coffee, maybe at times showing subtle hints of roasted coconut. However, I feel it has a much more pleasant and distinct flavor at lower temperatures. I like letting this one cool down, to 120 degrees or lower, where it tastes much rounder and somewhat sweeter. Though I haven't tried, I'd venture to guess this would make a decent cold brew. Also, just from the bag, these beans smells really nice.
Love this. Very balanced. Smooth.
A fine coffee, but a little bitter and "dirty" tasting. No hints of citrus that I could tell.
The darker roast left the bean a little oily and overall lacking the punch of the citrus notes
Too light for my taste. Not robust enough.
Overall good, but a little too earthy for an every-morning cup. I did enjoy the smell of grinding them a lot though
For a "light" roast, this coffee has a surprisingly charred taste. I did not find it to be "fantastically balanced."
A bit too dark and chocolate for my taste.
This has been my favorite coffee so far. The citrus really stands out and the coffee seems very strong for a light roast, which is a good thing for me!
A little too acidic and zippy for my tastes but good nonetheless
This is probably my least favorite coffee that has been sent so far. Tastes a little bitter.
We really enoyed this coffee but it was a bit bitter or too citrus-y for us.
Rebecca & Jeff
My husband loved this coffee! Great job. I would maybe like something a hint chocolate-y or bolder, but not too acidic. We both have sensitive stomachs to acidic coffee so the last roast was perfect. We have really enjoyed it.
Great coffee! Nice rich, balanced taste!
Very dark for a "light" roast, almost a french roast and, in my opinion, not the best balance.(I brew mostly pour-over - this was better in french press but still not my favorite!)
Tasted burned to a crisp. tar-like. old school roasting style.
Really well blended.
Lovely flavours from my Chemex! Great first coffee experience!
A bit of a citrus aftertaste threw my off at first but this blend went well in the press as well as pour-over