Guatemala - HueHue
FROM THE GEEK FILE
- REGION: Huehuetenango
- PROCESS: Fully washed
- VARIETY: Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon
- ALTITUDE: 1,500 - 1,800 meters
- CUPPING NOTES: Melon, Raisin, Caramel
Why You'll Love It: Guatemalan coffee is respected as some of the most delicious and highest-quality coffee in the world. Unique, high-altitude growing conditions infuse these beans with sweet, balanced fruit flavors.
Story of The Bean: The mountains of Huehuetenango (way-way-te-nan-go) are known for exceptionally high-quality coffee. Dry, hot winds from southern Mexico protect the coffee from night frosts, allowing the beans to mature slowly, giving the coffee its sweet flavor.
After the beans have been removed from their fruit, they are laid out to dry. Producers stack the beans so that they'll dry slower. Some of cherry remains on the bean while they dry, resulting in a smooth, fruity coffee to brighten up mornings.