Coffee Origin: Highlands of Western Guatemala, Central America
Coffee Certification: Fair trade Organic
This coffee is full bodied, velvety smooth with a touch of brightness and a clean finish. It displays a rich Swiss chocolate aroma, caramel, cashews and red grapefruit in the finish.
Highland Huehuetenango crosses the Cardillera de Los Cuchamatanes with regions higher than 11,800 feet. Coffee is planted in regions elevated from 5,000 – 6,500 feet, located on the border of Mexico. Hot and dry winds prevent frost that creates a unique microclimate. A mild temperature and a subtropical climate contribute to the coffee beans’ beautiful appearance and even maturation.
The Huehuetenango region is located on the pacific slopes in southwest Guatemala. This region is known to be one of the best coffee growing regions in all of Guatemala. It’s a large, strictly hard bean (SHB) coffee that is shade grown in clay, limestone and volcanic soil at an altitude between 5,000 – 6,300 feet above sea level. The coffee is all hand-picked and prepared using the wet method and sun dried outside on cement patios.
All of our Central American coffees are grade SHG and are of the highest quality specialty coffee available. This exceptional coffee is also Rainforest Alliance Certified. For a brighter taste experience, try this coffee in our Crisp Light Roast.