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Unroasted - Guatemala SHB EP

GUA-SHB-0.5

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About the bean

The Huehuetenango growing region is not a volcanic terrain although it is rich in limestone and lies in close proximity to the mighty Cuchumatanes, Central America's largest non-volcanic peak stretching from the Mexican border to the highlands of north central Guatemala. The Huehuetenango climate is subtropical and the land runs high with altitudes of more than 2,000 metres; warm winds from Mexico's Tehuantepec Plains prevent frost from spoiling the goods grown here. Due to its rough terrain and remoteness, farmers process and dry their own coffee.

These particular beans are from the AAPICAFE Cooperative in the heart of Huehue, two hours from the main city (accessible only by truck). Rough roads? That's an understatement! The average farm size here is around 1 hectare. All coffee is processed indiviudallly by each farmer and sun dried in small batches. Every available flat space is utilized for drying coffee, even rooftops. 

The location of the coop is in the heart of the growing areas in Huehue. From the City of Huehue it takes about 2 hours to get to the down and requires a 4x4 truck. Using the word rough to describe the road is an understatement. The average farm size in the region is about 1 hectare.

A nice and simple Guat from Huehuetenango with a lemon buzz. This one works across all roasting profiles.

Quick Notes

FARM: AAPICAFE Cooperative
REGION: Huehuetenango
ALTITUDE: 1500 – 1800 masl.
VARIETALS: Bourbon, caturra and pache
PROCESS: Washed and fermented for up to 48 hours
GRAIN PRO: Yes

CUPPING NOTES: A lovely deep honey with a lemongrass aroma. Caramel sweet and juicy. Medium acidity.

Roast recommendation: Choose to preference. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart



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