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GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO SHB EP

GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO SHB EP

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Tasting Notes: Plum, Pear, Floral, Caramel, Milk Chocolate

Grown By: Association of Special Coffee Producers of Huehuetenango, ASOPCE

Region: Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Altitude: 1,524-1830 meters above sea level

Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun

Roast Level: Light-Medium

With its focus on high altitude and clean processing, this SHB EP regional blend has all the attributes we love about a coffee from Huehuetenango - vivid acidity and prominent fruit and floral notes. 

Huehuetenango is one of Guatemala’s three non-volcanic regions, and due to its remoteness, most families process their own coffee.  Family members selectively hand-pick cherry and pulp it on their farms, usually using small hand-powered or electric drum pulpers. Parchment is then fermented in buckets or bags.

Following fermentation, parchment is agitated to remove remaining mucilage and washed in clean water. All water used during pulping and washing will be filtered – usually through earthen holes – so that the organic solids do not contaminate local waterways.

Farmers typically lay parchment to dry on raised beds that are stacked on top of each other to maximize space. Patios are also frequently used.

Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) specifies the altitude at which the coffee was grown. A coffee must be grown at 1,200 meters above sea level or higher to be considered SHB. The higher altitude and lower temperatures mean that the coffee fruit matures more slowly, creating a denser bean.  EP stands for European Preparation. EP beans are Screen 15+ with a low defect tolerance. Guatemala boasts a variety of growing regions and conditions that produce spectacular coffees. Today, the country is revered as a producer of some of the most flavorful and nuanced cups worldwide.

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