Central American

Guatemala FECCEG Honey

Guatemala FECCEG Honey

The growing region of Huehuetenango (pronounced way-way-tenango) is on the border of Mexico and is some of our favorite Central American coffee because of its chocolate and nutty tastes. This one is from a co-op called FECCEG which has a presence across the whole country and helps farmer band together, gets them Fair Trade and Organic certifications, and helps them get their coffee to the global market. 

This lot of Guatemala caught our attention in particular for two reasons. First is how creamy, silky smooth the mouthfeel is on it. Second, is the chocolate-nutty taste that makes it delicious to drink.  It is really such a nice flavor to find in a coffee.

They process a very small amount of Honey Processed (Pulped-Natural) coffee each year, and it's very hard to obtain. Honey processed coffee out of Guatemala is not something you're likely to find very often anyway, but this one makes me wish it was a more common practice.

You want to roast this bean light, like you would most honey coffees. They need a lot of air flow and gradual heat and and temperature not too far out of the first cracks. The coffee has a silky soft mouthfeel and the taste of milk chocolate and white grape make it delicious. It's a gentle, sweet, chocolatey mug of coffee that is very drinkable.  lf you want to make espresso out of it, it's worth going at least a few degrees darker. We've grown attached to it as espresso and are drinking it that way here at the shop and putting it in our espresso blends.

US arrival May 2024

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