Guatemala Huehuetenango - Organic
From the Huehuetenango of Guatemala this coffee boasts a sweet, nutty, caramel, brown sugar taste with a balanced body and pleasant acidity.
Roast level: Full City / Medium-Dark
Altitude: 1500 – 1800 masl
Varietals: Bourbon, caturra and pache.
Process: Washed and fermented up to 48 hours
Regional and producer information
The location of the coop is in the heart of the growing areas in Huehue. From the City of Huehue it takes about 2 hours to get to the down and requires a 4x4 truck. Using the word rough to describe the road is an understatement. The average farm size in the region is about 1 hectare.
All the coffee processed individually by each farmer and therefore sun dried in small batches one each farm. You can see in one of the pictures that every bit of flat spaces is used to dry the coffee, even the roof tops.
As the coop is on a slightly north facing side of the range the cool nights mean that the coffee is fermented for longer periods of time ranging up to 48 hours.
A note about freshness
To increase shelf life and preserve freshness, it is best to buy the beans whole and grind them at home. That said, we understand that not everyone has a coffee grinder at home. Select the type of grind for the way you normally prepare your coffee. Not sure? Check out our handy chart.
This coffee will begin to hit its peak flavour around 4-6 days AFTER the roast date.