Ritual Coffee Roasters
La Folie Guatemala

Roaster Location: Flag of United States San Francisco, California


Shop directly with this roaster
To maintain editorial neutrality, Coffee Roast does not earn any commissions directly from roasters. You may see ads for coffee brands via Google Ads. We do not control content. Please support roasters by directly buying/subscribing from their websites and shops. To learn more, please review our Advertising Policy.
Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Bean Source Region: Antigua
Varietal: Bourbón, Caturra
Process: Washed

Single origin drip blend

From the roaster:

Outside of the historic Guatemalan city of Antigua, the Bourbon plants of La Folie grow under the shade of silky oaks at an elevation of 1570 meters above sea level.
The Penny sisters entrust La Folie to the management of Luis Pedro Zelaya, who processes this coffee at his nearby mill, Bella Vista.

Once harvested, the coffee is taken to the nearby mill in small batches, where the coffee is de-pulped, mechanically washed, and dried on a newly built system of raised beds. This particular lot is from the harvests of both the Bourbón and Caturra sections of the farm, showcasing the incredible sweetness and balance that our favorite Antiguan coffees have to offer.

Mary Louise and Mary Anne Penny

San Felipe de Jesús, Antigua, Guatemala

Mechanically Washed

Show more



1 rating
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Ritual Coffee Roasters.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    For me this is just about the perfect drip. Super smooth, very well balanced, just enough acidity. It has flavor but you can almost chug it because its so clean. Milk chocolate flavor with a lot of natural sweetness. The acidity is interesting, its almost like a very light watermelon jolly rancher but also citrusy.

    Cupping Method:Dandelion Chocolate in Las Vegas. Verified La Folie was the roast with Barista.

More Details

Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the main coffee-producing countries in Central America. Its volcanic soil and altitude make it ideal for producing quality arabica.
Coffee in Guatemala is grown in the high-altitude regions of the country. The country is known for producing high-quality Arabica beans, known for their well-balanced, rich, and complex flavors with notes of chocolate, fruit, and nuts with great acidity. The volcanic soil and favorable climate conditions contribute to the unique taste profile of Guatemalan coffee. The coffee industry is a significant part of the country's economy, with small-scale farmers and cooperatives being the primary producers. Guatemala represents around 2% of the world's coffee production, but due to its reputation for high quality, has an outsized impact in specialty roasts.
Bean Source Region: Antigua
Antigua Guatemala coffee is renowned for its rich, full-bodied flavor that is often characterized by a balanced sweetness, bright acidity, and complex notes of chocolate, caramel, and citrus. Grown in the fertile volcanic soils of the Antigua region, the beans benefit from the area's unique microclimate, which contributes to their distinctive taste. This coffee is typically medium-roasted to highlight its inherent flavor profile.

Best Rated Roasts of Ritual Coffee Roasters

Ritual Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from San Francisco, CA United States. We have 9 cataloged roasts with 3 total reviews with a score of 4.67.

International Rank: #135 out of 822
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium International Blend
Medium International Blend
Medium Costa Rica
Light Medium Honduras
Light Medium Guatemala
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});