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The farming region of Huehuetenango (pronounced way-way-tenango) has greatly improved quality over the past decade, slowly overtaking the more famous Antigua region in popularity and demand. The region borders the Mexican Chiapas mountain range, so it’s grown at higher elevations than any other region in Guatemala. Huehuetenango coffees tend to have chocolate and citrus undertones, and are really smooth -- neither harshness nor bright acidity of an Antigua.
I am especially fond of this one at Full City+, taking it 10 seconds into the second cracks for a smooth, low acidity coffee with milk chocolate, slight orange, and a sweet aftertaste reminiscient of almonds. Light to medium roasts are not usually my recommendation for a Guatemala Huehuetenango. If you roast it light, you can expect a lot of brightness, and flavors of flowers and citrus and milk chocolate with medium acidity, but also thin body and hints of raw flavors.
If you think you don’t like Guatemalan coffee because of their tendency to be harsh, this one might change your mind. Huehuetenangos are SMOOTH, sweet, and quite satisfying. Year round, it is one of our best sellers.
This lot was set aside as being above average quality, including only the crops that scored 86 and higher. It is a fantastic coffee for the price point. We cupped it next to coffees that were $1 to $2 a pound more expensive, and it held its own.
USA Arrival August 2017
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