New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Organic Guatemalan Huehuetenango
|Roaster Location:||Rumford, Rhode Island|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, north-central Guatemala|
|Review Date:||September 2003|
Blind Assessment: High-toned, rather delicate, with a crisply dry but sweet acidity. Raisins and vanilla, in the aroma, tart tropical fruit tones - tamarind or passion fruit - in the cup.
Notes: Certified organically grown and fair-traded, meaning small-holding farmers have been paid a price determined by international formula to be "fair," or economically and socially sustainable. Huehuetenango, a mountainous, rugged growing region near the Mexican border with a relatively dry climate, is a favorite Guatemala growing region among coffee insiders, who value its typically sweet, delicate, fruit-toned cup. New Harvest Coffee Roasters specializes in quality organic and fair-traded coffees. The label of this Huehuetenango offers a sort of cup-related horoscope: "It's sunny and clear, all signs point to a new love in your life." Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those looking to fall in love with a dry but delicately fruity breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2003 tasting report: Beyond Antigua: The "Other" Guatemalas