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November Special and News!

Organic Guatemalan Huehuetenango-Buy 5lbs and get an EXTRA 1LB FREE! (5lb size only)


The coffee industry in Guatemala started in the 1800's due to the collapse of indigo.  They are now one of the top producers of coffee in Central America.

Guatemala has three non-volcanic regions, Huehuetenango being the highest and driest.  The region has ideal geographic conditions for the cultivation of excellent coffee with distinct acidity and fruited flavours.

Altitude Grading: Similar to other Central American countries, Guatemala uses a version of the altitude grading:

Prime: grown at 750-900m

Extra Prime: grown at 900-1050m

Semi Hard Bean (SHB): grown at 1050-1220m

Hard Bean (HB): grown at 1220-1300m

Strictly Hard Bean (SHB): grown over 1300m* 

Process: Washed

Cupping Notes*:  Sweet acidity, citrus notes, pleasant and fruity notes, strawberry and plums, solid body, balanced, complex, clean and nice after taste

*Please note that cupping notes are subjective and are affected by how the beans were roasted, taster's opinions etc.

There is a wide range of flavours present in Guatemala's coffees from lighter, very sweet fruit and complex to heavier, richer and more chocolatey cups.



We are pleased to let you know that we have a retail location for the green beans, brewing and roasting equipment. It's  a new business called "Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters" so we are roasting on site as well as opening a tasting bar.  The address is:
Unit 108

19140 28 Ave.



Hours:  8am-3pm Monday to Friday and 10-2pm Saturday.  Closed Sunday.

If you do an order online but pick it up at this location, you get $5 back on the spot!

We would love to see you there.  Come and peruse the brewing equipment in person as it's hard to do that online.


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