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Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB Medium Roast

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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 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.

Region: Huehuetenango

Growing altitude: Above 1,350 metres above sea level

Varieties: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

Processing: Washed, European Preparation

Flavour: Fruity, orange, milk chocolate, maple

Body: Syrupy

Acidity: Juicy

Available in 200g, 450g and 1kg resealable bags made of recycled materials.

Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
David Nutting
sweet and full bodied

Really enjoyed this coffee from Pebble and Pine, fruity and full bodied, will definitely buy again. Good company also, always fast and friendly responding to any queries!


This the third time I've ordered it. Can't get enough of it. Love it!!

Really enjoyed this Coffee

This was my second order from Pebble and Pine and will not be my last. I am now planning to set up a subscription—fast delivery, smooth and full tasting coffee. Very happy customer!

Andrea Renwick
Love it

This is my third order of this blend.
I also drink the honey bush blend too.
These are my absolute favourites.
I love this company. Fast service and delivery with a hand written personal note from Dave.
There's nothing nicer than opening the bag and sniffing the wonderful aroma.
I just hate having to share it with my son

Neil Webster
Beautiful Coffee

Having tried dozens of coffee beans over the last 5 years I found this one to be as good as any have I tried, both cheaper and much more expensive it’s up there with the best. Smooth and creamy It will be my go to bean from now on.

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