Guatemala Huehuetenango by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Guatemala Huehuetenango

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2005
Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, northwestern Guatemala Price: $11.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Sweet-impressioned, deep aroma complicated by dried cherry and hints of chocolate and cedar. Simplifies slightly in the cup, but a silky sweetness and quiet, vibrant acidity compensate. Almost sugary sweet in the long, clean finish.

Notes: Huehuetenango averages some of the highest growing altitudes in Guatemala and produces coffees that many insiders prefer to the better-known coffees of the Antigua region. This Huehuetenango is produced by Huixoc Estate entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the subtly sweet. Try it black, even if you typically reach for the sugar.


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