SCAA CUPPING SCORE 87.50
Caramel, lime, nectarine, butter, cane sugar, hint of berries
suggested for espresso and filter
We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1
THE STORY BEHIND
Huehuetenango is in the northeast highlands of Guatemala growing exceptional coffees with distinct acidity and fruited flavors. With the natural shade from the highland jungles, this area provides the perfect growing environment for some of the most fragrant and aromatic coffees in the world.
Of the three non-volcanic regions, Huehuetenango is the highest and driest under cultivation. Thanks to the dry, hot winds that blow into the mountains from Mexico’s Tehuantepec plain, the region is protected from frost, allowing cultivation between 5000 and 5500 feet above sea level.
Smallholders from La Libertad, La Democracia, and Huehuetenango produce the coffee processed at Sierra Madre. The Managers at Sierra Madre aim to keep operations of the mill focused toward quality, for instance, their fermentation process lasts 24 to 36 hours creating the pleasant bright acidity that you will find in your cup.
Guatemala is one of the worlds top coffee origins and the eighth largest producer. This relatively small country boasts the most climatically diverse regions in the world. The soil, rainfall, humidity, altitude, and temperature are varied enough to produce seven distinct types of Guatemala Arabica coffee. Huehuetenango and Antigua coffees are well-known and highly rated.