Sweet, Medium Bodied, Hand Sorted, Fully Washed
Very clean, European Preparation (EP) method, no more than 8 defects per 300 grams of green coffee!
This delicious Guatemala Huehuetenango (HueHue for short) coffee is known for its sweet profile and clean, bright acidity.
Produced by some of the finest farms within the region of Huehuetenango, the coffee is grown at an altitude of 5,328 ft. making it a 'true' Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) grade Guatemalan Arabica. See below for more about SHB coffee.
If you are a fan of quality Guatemalan coffees, you will be well pleased with this offering!
General Flavor Observations
This Guatemalan HueHue is medium bodied coffee with abundant notes of chocolate, brown sugar, and orange.
The aroma has scents of caramel and vanilla; the mouth feel is solid and pleasing, with a mild nuttiness.
The crisp, lemony acidity gives way to a smooth and creamy finish.
Although not quite as heavy bodied as an Antigua, I found the cup to be very consistent, with plenty of character and flavor.
This coffee is outstanding as Cold Brew as well.
An all around great Guatemala coffee!
Roast Level Profile Notes
My personal favorite roast level is a Full City
As always, we are happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how each roast level will alter the profile:
City Roast (light roast)
For those seeking to accentuate the brighter acidity and orange/lemon notes, this is the perfect choice.
Notes of graham cracker, caramel, and cocoa are quite noticeable in the overall cup profile, but the finish is what shines.
This light roast provides a very crisp and snappy acidity with plenty of orange and lemon notes, a bit lighter body, and a clean, sweet finish.
Full City Roast (medium roast)
The best all around choice for balance and attributes.
This medium roast will provide a very smooth medium bodied experience.
The cup offers plenty of chocolate and a brown sugar sweetness, with notes of mild orange and nuttiness. On the high end, the acidity is bright and clean, with hints of lemon that gives way to a soft creamy finish.
As the cup cools, the fruit and floral notes will heighten.
Full City (+) Roast
Looking for more body and a bolder cup? This is your choice!
The mouth-feel will be juicier with dark chocolate and caramel tones.
The acidity is tempered giving a perception of increased depth. The finish is silky smooth, with orange highlights.
This is the darkest roast we can recommend. Dark chocolate abounds, with a thicker, richer body, but at the sacrifice of some of the brighter and higher toned nuances. Still, a good choice for after dinner or to serve with sweets.
Additional InformationStrictly Hard Bean (SHB)
SHB coffees are particularly sought after because these extreme elevations allow for a slower development of the coffee.
The high nutrient concentrations in the soil additionally impart a much higher quality to the coffee in terms of flavor.
These extreme elevations also mean the overall crop yield is lower, and it is more labor-intensive to grow, harvest, and transport the coffee.
However, the quality is absolutely worth the effort.
It should also be noted that the prices garnered for these SHB coffees is due to the coffee's outstanding quality and not it's production.
- Origin: Guatemala
- Region: Huehuetenango
- Certification: European Preperation
- Processing Method: Fully Washed
- Drying: Solar dried machine
- Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra
- Growing Altitude: 5,328 feet