So you’re looking for a light roasted coffee with lots of flavor and complexity? Look no further.
This is Guatemala Bella Elisabeth Light Roast from Kahwe.
Bella Elisabeth is a blend of washed Typica, Bourbon, Caturra and Pache from Huehuetenango, Guatemala. At roast level 1/5, this particular offering is the lightest version offered by Kahwe. On the label the company says that it’s acidic and multifaceted, with hints of black tea, and the fruitiness of coffee berries, red apple and guava.
As I first opened the bag and ground the beans, I knew I was going to like this a lot.
I doesn’t really matter whether you brew this in the moka pot of the AeroPress. Either way, it offers you quite a mélange of flavors. I detected the following:
- black tea (not quite as pronouced as in the 3/5 version)
- fresh, sweet, red apples (the first coffee I’ve ever had that makes you think of apples!)
- red berries
- baking spices (cinnamon, maybe?)
- some milk chocolate or nougat
- a small hint of licorice in the finish
Now, this may sound like a lot. However, all of these flavors have their own place. They are like siblings who live together in the same house, in perfect harmony. None of them overpowers the others, but everyone of them brings something different to the table. In other words, on the one hand, the flavor profile is really complex, and yet on the other hand, it’s very uniform.
Add to that the mouthfeel: so juicy it’s almost unbelieveable.
I probably don’t have to tell you that I like this blend very, very much.
So like I say, if you’re looking for a light roasted coffee with lots of flavor, look no further. Get yourself some Guatemala Bella Elisabeth Light Roast from Kahwe. It is just amazing.