Get ready for a sip of world-class Guatemalan coffee: it tastes like a caramel-fudge brownie in your mug! Freshly-roasted from Fonté Coffee Roasters, Guatemala El Tambor is one of our most luxurious coffees—a rich and fudgy medium roast with the soul of fresh-baked brownies. Delicate floral aromas highlight the big chocolate body, and a twist of sugary citrus zest adds a layer of gourmet complexity.
Located in the mountainous highlands just outside of Guatemala City, El Tambor means “drum”; it likely originated from the rhythmic sounds of a nearby underground river. But the name is truly apt: the farm’s owner, Victor Calderon, is known for marching to the beat of his own drum. Victor comes from family that's been growing coffee for over 100 years, and always dreamed of owning his own specialty farm. In 2001, he sold his house and his car, bought the run-down El Tambor, and created a true labor of love. Since then, El Tambor has been awarded by the Guatemalan Cup of Excellence no less than 5 times for his coffees. No wonder Fonté has been sourcing Victor’s best lots directly for four years straight— they’ve found a winner.
A top coffee farm and a top coffee roaster: that’s a match made in heaven… or Seattle! Fonté, a staple of 5-star hotels all over the country, has been roasting for 25+ years. Their expertise shines in this coffee. Guatemala El Tambor is a decadent treat: a big, deep cup of caramel-chocolate brownie with a side of freshly cut flowers. Reserve a bag of Guatemala El Tambor, from Fonté Coffee Roasters, for yourself or someone you love. If we’re talking world-class Guatemalan coffee, El Tambor simply can’t be “beat”.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Love coffees with chocolate notes, and this you could smell the cocoa when opening the bag.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Dark cocoa taste to this was, could mildy taste the floral, which wasn't that pleasant of an aftertaste. I did love the brownie & chocolate flavor.|
John C. Bibbs
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Really bold medium-dark roast. The smell of dark chocolate fudge was prominent upon opening the bag. Overall, a decent cup with cocoa flavors and a hint of grapefruit left on the tongue.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Was disappointed in this cup. Was expecting much better flavor. It was really bold and lots of cocoa notes. Maybe I just brewed it poorly.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I love coffee from Fonte and I especially love any coffee with any hint of chocolate! This was a tasty roast that went quickly in our house - always a sign of a good cup of joe!|
Debra J Devaney
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Absolutely love this coffee! I used it in a cold brew because that is how I like to drink my coffee now. Not is only delicious but it saves me time in the mornings. When my brew was done I was pleasantly surprised how delicious this coffee was. Wow! Knocked my socks off!|