Guatemala produces many different types of the world’s finest and most distinctive coffees. The country has many unique coffee producing regions that has gained a positive and well known reputation in the industry. Coffee is Guatemala’s number one export contributing to the country’s growing economic status.
This coffee is grown in the country’s northern and central highlands at an attitude of above 1650 meters. This is the ideal height for gourmet coffee, which allows the country to rank 2nd in the world in the amount of high grade coffee it produces, and it has the highest percentage of its crop classified as high quality. SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) coffees exhibit unique qualities like citrus acidity and its complex combination of fruit and smooth chocolate notes. This coffee type represents the classic, clean, Central American cup.
Roast Level: Dark
Growing Altitude: 1,650m
Process: Washed, Sun-Dried
Cup Characteristics: chocolate; citrus, brown sugar; full, creamy body; pleasant & refined citrus acidity