A house-guest of mine who had recently spent a few months in Guatemala brought me a bag of Guatemalan coffee beans back for me as a gift. I have to say I was a little apprehensive at first as a prior experience of beans brought back from Costa Rica for me a few years ago was such that I threw the beans away. When I opened them and saw that they were a nice medium roast rather than a dark roast I thought that they at least had a chance of being able to produce some crema. To my great surprise and delight, the beans actually produced a rich, sweet crema, and overall a very pleasant cup of espresso.
So once I had used up the bag I thought I'd give Guatemalan beans another shot so went out to Amazon.com to see what I could see. I found a 2lb bag of Guatemalan Antigua blend medium roast beans from Copper Moon World Coffee for an incredibly good price and free shipping with my Amazon Prime membership, so decided to give them a try. Once again these are fantastic beans for making good espresso with rich crema. The flavor is a nice sweet with just a hint of bitterness, with no hint of sourness. Perfect! I really recommend them.
Here's a link to them at amazon.com Copper Moon Guatemalan Antigua Blend Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2-Pound Bag
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