Intense and diverse fruit flavours from pomegranate to pink grapefruit. There are notes of honey blossom and rose, reminiscent of Turkish Delight and ripe citrus.
Placing in a remarkable 7 of the last 8 Cup of Excellence auctions, José Roberto Montessoro has cultivated high scoring yet delicate varietals on his farm, El Morito. Residing at an impressive 2200 metres above sea level in parts, José's farm is perfectly placed to produce some of the most exceptional coffees in the world. In retaining natural forest cover, the coffee trees beneath can ripen slowly, producing a mature sweetness and complex fruit flavour. Guatemala is renowned for producing the more classic and denser varietals of Bourbon and Catuai that give a classic rounded, sweet and nutty profile. El Morito, however, is showcasing how diversifying into more unusual varietals can subvert what people typically expect of the region. The farm takes a socially sustainable approach, as well as environmental, in providing medical care for staff and supporting the local school.