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GUATEMALA EL BOQUERON | July 2021 - Merlo Coffee

Our July Bean of the Month is Guatemala El Boqueron. If the name of this bean sounds familiar, then you would be correct, as Guatemala El Boqueron was a Bean of the Month way back in October 2019. 

Guatemala El Boqueron was met with so much positive feedback in 2019 that we just had to bring it back! Make sure you try it now before it sells out. 

Just like in previous months, Guatemala El Boqueron is available as a normal espresso roast and also as a filter roast, which is great for use in pourover brewing devices. 

El Boqueron is Spanish for The Bigmouth. We like to think it reflects how full-flavoured this Guatemalan coffee is - with berry and chocolate flavours, honey sweetness and sparkling acidity.

Guatemalan coffee is respected as one of the most flavourful and nuanced cups in the world.

Its uniqueness is due to its high altitudes, diverse microclimates, consistent rainfall patterns, and excellent cultivation and processing. The nation now produces a wide range of specialty coffees, each distinct to its region.

El Boqueron is from the Santa Rosa department and grown by a co-operative of small lot producers, like much of the coffee in the country. 

It represents traditional Guatemalan flavours well. Chocolate aromas give way to mixed berry flavours, mild acidity and medium body, all finishing in honey sweetness.

Try it as an espresso roast in your machine at home and you’ll find the sweetness deepens into a  warm toffee richness, whereas as a filter roast in a plunger or pourover the berry flavours become vibrant and bright.

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