Some days fly by almost like a cruel joke, and other days are slow and easy. Whether you have to keep up with the paces, or get the chance to relax, one element is consistent: there is a tempo that sets the tone. This coffee is a familiar, constant, comforting force that you can rely on for any situation.
Tempo is currently a washed coffee from the Antigua region of Guatemala, called "Iglesias." More info is below, from importer, Balzac Brothers.
"Antigua Iglesias comes from the Plantation Santo Tomas and El Vallecito. Both are located in Ciudad Vieja in the state of Sacatepéquez at the slopes of the Volcano Agua. The coffee grows under Gravilea trees in rich volcanic soil.
Consisting of 60 percent Bourbon and 40 percent Caturra and Catuai varietals, this coffee is grown at an elevation of 4,700 to 4,900 feet above sea level. After harvest, Iglesias, a shade-grown coffee, is harvested and brought to Transcafe’s mill Concepcion, Escuintla. During the coffee's time at Concepcion, it is sun dried on patios and separated by size, density, and color. The result is a superior coffee with extreme complexities."
Importer provided tasting notes: "strawberry, cherry, cantaloupe, apple sauce, pecan pie."