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.
Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB EP
ALTITUDE: 1,350+ m.a.s.l.
VARIETALS: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai
PROCESS: Washed, European Prep
CUPPING NOTES: Brown sugar, sweet lemon, raspberry, creamy
SCA Cupping Score: 83
*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.