Once in a great while I’ll stop at a Peet’s Coffee (as opposed to the usual: Starbucks) and try their coffee of the day. Drip coffee is just about the only thing i’ll get from the coffee shops, unfortunately some of the shacks in the parking lots around the country don’t do drip, in that case i’ll get an Americano which is kinda sorta close.
So anyway, I swing by Peet’s today and pick up a Large (as opposed to ‘Venti’, ahem) and the coffee of the day was from Guatemala. Wow, this stuff is good. Sometimes it’s a crapshoot just getting a random ‘coffee of the day’ and may wind up with something that’s just too bitter or sweet or acidic for my taste. Believe me, most of my taste buds were dulled by the military food / coffee / ‘bug juice’ for many years so you know it’s gotta be too far to the spectrum if i can’t stand it.
This Guatemala coffee blend is excellent, the beans grow in high altitude (5-6k feet) with rich soil from the region’s volcanic activity long ago (kind of reminds me of the Kona region and their coffee but I’m not comparing Guatemala to Kona, Kona is in a league of it’s own). This coffee is what the connoisseurs call ‘medium bodied’ and bittersweet with a clean finish.
If you enjoy coffee and you haven’t tried this, a bag of Guatemala is worth a try.