I am continuing to explore coffee and finding roasters like Normal Roasting Company out of Burwell, Nebraska. Every new coffee for me is an opportunity to learn more about the differences in roasts and regions of the world.
Night Train is a nice bold coffee. Bold, dark roast coffees are definitely some of my favorites. The flavor is nutty with a ever so slight chocolaty bitterness in the middle. The finish is smooth and wonderful.
Origin: Antigua region in Guatemala, volcanic soil
Aroma: nutty, spicy
Antigua is a small town in southern Guatemala surrounded by volcanoes. Antigua is one of 7 different coffee regions in the country.
Antigua has some of the oldest coffee estates in Guatemala. The coffee plants appeared in the mid 1700’s but it wasn’t until the 1860’s were the beans from the plants began to get harvested to make coffee.
The altitude, moisture, and temperature make Guatemala a great place to grow coffee. Currently Guatemala ranks 10th in world in coffee production with over 50% of it going to the United States.