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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Really nice and rich coffee!
Great service, awesome coffee, really awesome coffee!, Great flavour, stoked, will definitely be buying more.
This is my second favourite coffee and the nicest Guatemala I have had in ages.
So will be ordering this as our second choice.
By far the best coffee I have found in recent years. We buy this by the kilo, while also testing other flavours in your repertoire. This one is my absolute favourite, lovely silky and smooth. Perfect for Bialetti.
I do like a strong coffee, but this tastes so nice I’m kind of leaning more towards mild coffees.