An outstanding coffee that’s characterful yet approachable. Think caramel tuile, milk chocolate and hints of pear and baked apple.
|Producer||Various Smallholder Producers|
|Varietal||Typica, Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Paches|
|Brewing||Suitable for all brew methods except for home espresso machines|
Huehuetenango (commonly pronounced “way-way-teh-NAN-go”) is one of the most famous coffee-growing regions in Guatemala. It’s considered a “coffee economy” and is estimated that around 80% of the population make their living from coffee either directly or indirectly.
This coffee, which is a quintessential example of a classic Huehue is sourced through Cafe Imports – who work with a producing organisation called ASPROCDEGUA. There are 664 contributing members who own small farms (an average of 2 hectares each) to produce this coffee. The organisation offers its members access to technical assistance and other innovative resources that are helping to shape coffee growing in Guatemala. The smallholders can be found in several different municipalities.