Pretty peachy! The new, sweet Guatemala Ixban is a juicy sip of peaches and cream. Freshly arrived to our friends at Broadcast Coffee, Ixban is everything we love about this year’s exceptional, fruit-forward Guatemalans. A round, caramel body, like butterscotch candy, fills this cup, with notes of sugary peach and vanilla cream. The finish delves into a lush backbone of chocolate syrup, lingering on your tongue. As it cools, the fruity notes feel rosy, like pink apples or subtle bubblegum. Simply put, we can’t get enough.
Ixban is a fine example of top-notch coffee from one of Guatemala’s prime growing regions, Huehuetenango, located in the northern highlands along the border with Mexico. Huehuetenango is lucky enough to contain the Sierra de Cuchumatanes mountains, the highest non-volcanic range in Central America, where warm Mexican air rises into highland coffee farms. This is a collection of small lots from various farmers, and the complexity of flavor represents a mini-tour of how sugary-sweet these coffees can be. Like this cup, the finest from the region are recognized by their lush bodies and their desserty, fruit-fondue flavors.
If you’re yenning for a sneak peek of summertime flavor, look no further. With tasting notes of peaches and cream, rosy fruits, and rich chocolate, Broadcast Coffee’s small-lot Guatemala Ixban is a juicy standout of the season. Reserve your own bag of this limited lot, and you’ll be seeing the day through peach-colored glasses.