Coffee grown in Guatemala usually are known for having a full body and a rich chocolate/cocoa flavor, plus a toffee-like sweetness. Grown in the Antigua region of Guatemala at high elevation and ideally suited for growing coffee beans. Guatemalan coffee is known for its distinctive fruited and chocolate flavors. Guatemalan coffees are true Central American coffees. Our Guatemalan Coffee is from a Micro Lot of very small producers. We roast it Medium to bring out the rich full body that prolongs sweet notes and a subtle cinnamon spice finish.
This is a memorable coffee from the Antigua Valley, the Hunapu Lot 15 Micro-lot. General cupping notes: lemon-lime sweet, hints of fruit and dark cacao. With flavor notes of chocolate, pecan and baking spice.
HUNAPU is the indigenous name (in Quiché) that the ancest mayans gave the the Water Volcano (Volcán de Agua), where Antigua is located. Hunapu refers to coffee small producers that are near the Volcán de Agua and its slopes. Hunapu embraces around 250-350 small producers. The varieties they grow are bourbon, caturra and catuaí. Most of them have gotten involved in the process of separating lots and that has allowed them to improve the quality of their coffees.
After reaping the cherries, the coffee is taken to Bella Vista for wet and dry mill. Coffee is separated by lots (day of picking, variety, altitude).The efforts of over 30+ small scale producers from Beneficio Bella Vista is what makes this particular crop unique and memorable. Each of these producers harvest ripe coffee cherries, then processed in the traditional washed method. After that, depulped coffee seeds are soaked in water for 24 hours loosening the sticky pulp or mucilage, fermentation, washing and the drying process. The coffee could be sun-dried in patios or in our newest innovation: GREENHOUSES! The greenhouse allows to dry the coffee in a controlled environment and to dry the coffee gradually which results in a better cup. The airflow permits a more uniform drying process and the coffee beans can easily be hand sorted.
After some resting time in our warehouses, the coffee goes through the dry mill process. The parchment from the coffee is removed and then the green beans are separated by size and weight. Finally the coffee is picked by an electronic classifier machine, which removes all the damaged beans by using a color scale. Through all this process we assure the best quality coffee from the Antigua Region.
REGION: Antigua Valley FARM: Beneficio Bella Vista Mill FARMER: 250-350 Small Various Producers
VARIETAL: Bourbon ALTITUDE: 1500 - 1800 M
PROCESS: Washed ROAST: Medium | Light
Ingredients: 100% Fair Trade Bourbon Coffee, Grown in Guatemala.
All of our coffee is fresh roasted, when you order, leaving the natural oils and aromas intact and sealed in resealable packaging to ensure maximum freshness. - a premium product sure to please any coffee lover.
We roast different coffees on different days. Please expect to receive your coffee 7 to 10 days after ordering. We ship the next morning after roasting and you will receive it within 3-4 days of it's roast date. If there is a delay, you will be notified.
*Since Coffee is BEST as Freshly Roasted and Freshly Ground before use, we are now offering only Whole Bean Coffee.
Guatemala, a Central American country, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan archeology. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the capital, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Lake Atitlán, formed in a massive volcanic crater, is surrounded by coffee fields and villages. Guatemala borders Mexico to the north, Belize to the east, and El Salvador and Honduras to the south.