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Roasted Organic Guatemalan-Huehuetenango-340g

Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters

Roasted Organic Guatemalan-Huehuetenango-340g

Spent Grounds is our retail Roastery so is affiliated with U-Roast-It Coffee.


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.

Harvest Year 2016-17
Crop Current
Continental Region Central America
Country Guatemala
Region Santa Cruz Barillas
Sub Region Huehuetenango
1. Process Fully washed
1. Varietal % of mix Bourbon
2. Varietal % of mix Catuai
3. Varietal % of mix Caturra
1. Certification Fair Trade, Organic
Elevation 1,650 meters
Drying Method Dried in the sun
Farm Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI)

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*:  chocolate, green apple, plum

*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.

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