Guatemala Huehuetenango MAM SHB EP is sourced from small family-owned farms located within the municipalities of San Pedro Necta, Santiago Chimaltenango, Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Union Cantinil, La Libertad, and La Democracia, all in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The coffee is harvested by indigenous families on farms that average 1.5 hectares in size.
This is an aggregate coffee produced by small land holders in the Huehuetenango region. A classic example of what a Huehue tastes like.
Nice screen and a clean cup. Although tasty and worth stocking, drinking this cup really lets you see how amazing the microlot single farm Guats are. Depending on personal taste, one may even like this cup better than those but hard not to see the raised acidity and sweetness as well as depth of flavor coming out of the microlots.
Altitude: 1500 – 1900 masl
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Catuai
Tasting Notes: Clean and rich with a sweet edge, medium bodied with a little new crop acidity upfront. A nice medium roast gives great balance between a sweet floral and mild chocolaty tone with hints of a grape skin fruity factor, gives off almost a little caramel if you hit the roast right. As the roast gets darker, the chocolaty factors turn more into a semi-sweet malty tone with far reduced acidity, a little winy note right around 2nd crack but just a hint.
Roasting Notes: A nice medium to dark roast is the way to go for this bean. Too light and it gets a little grassy. A quicker roast is nice for it will be slightly sweeter.