Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB Medium Roast
Huehuetenango is one of Guatemala’s three non-volcanic regions, as well as its highest and driest under cultivation, making it one of the best for coffee production.
Currents of hot air sweep up from the Plains of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, Mexico, and mix here with the cool air descending from the Cuchumatanes Mountains, creating a microclimate that’s protected from frost and allowing coffee to be cultivated at up to 2,000 meters.
Huehuetenango’s extreme remoteness requires that nearly all producers process their own coffee. Fortunately, the region has abundant rivers and streams, making it relatively easy for producers to set up mills. Still more fortunately, Huehue’s geographic conditions help to create exceptional coffees with a distinct acidity and fruity flavors.
SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1,350 meters. (This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown, a classification that’s higher than HB.) EP (European Preparation) means that the green coffee was sorted by hand to remove any defective beans and foreign material.
Four producers from the Huehuetenango region contributed to this coffee:
Lety Anzueto, from finca Isnul in La Democracia;
Lety Perez, from finca Buenos Aires Huixoc in La Democracia;
Rene Perez, from Finca La Reforma, in Cuilco; and
Willy Perez, from Finca Las Americas and Finca San Antonio, both of which are in Agua Dulce.
Growing altitude: Above 1,350 metres above sea level
Varieties: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Processing: Washed, European Preparation
Flavour: Fruity, orange, milk chocolate, maple
Available in 200g, 450g and 1kg resealable bags made of recycled materials.
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Another delicious coffee! First tome I've tried this bean, will definitely order again
Of all the coffee regions, Guatemala is my favourite and this offering has all the qualities I admire - particularly the richness of taste throughout the whole cup. i have tried the beans fine ground in my espresso machine and also hand ground coarser as a cafetière and it doesn't disappoint in either.