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Roasted - Guatemala SHB EP


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About the bean

This is one of our most popular coffees for a reason.

Our Guatemala SHB EP is from Guatemala's Antigua Valley and the Acate Estate, which is short for Acatenango, or "fire volcano". The Acatenango is one of three volcanoes surrounding the valley nourishing the region's soil with occasional dustings of mineral-rich ash. A mild climate permits coffee grown in shaded forests to be sun dried.

Coffee from Antigua is considered high-quality, typically full bodied, velvety on the tongue with a lively fragrance and a delicate brightness.

Expect: A great coffee! A good body, bright acidity and a slight fruit note with a long finish.

Cupping Notes

Processing: Wet milling, 75% sun-dried
Acidity: 7.8 (out of 10)
Body: 7.9
Flavour: 8
Balance: 7.9
Aftertaste: 7.8
Sweetness: 10
Uniformity: 10
Clean cup: 10
Defect points: 0
Altitude: 1,500 masl

SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1,350 meters. This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown; this classification is higher than HB.

EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material.

Roasting recommendation: A ‘dark brown’, in between a City and Full City roast for a rich chocolatey mouthfeel, but not so much as to lose acidity and sweetness. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here:

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