Christmas Coffee - El Coyegual - Guatemala
Region | San Antonio, Huehuetenango
Altitude | 1500-1750 MASL
Process | Washed
Variety | Caturra, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Catuai, Pache
We've got some delicious Ho-Ho-Huehuetenango for this year's stockings! This Guatemalan gem has been up our sleeves for a few months as we knew straight away from tasting the sample: this really has that homely nut/spice mix we look for in our most seasonal of seasonal single origins!
This coffee is the fruit of four producers in El Coyegual: Erica Cano, Rudy Lopez Castillo, Selvin Garcia and Rony Hernandez. With varying backgrounds in coffee farming, they have each seen the benefit from a focus on improved washing and processing techniques on their farms' cup quality. Located not far from the Mexican border, they also undoubtedly benefit from their location in the Huehuetenango department, one of the most famous coffee growing regions on the planet.
After different approaches to the washed process, this coffee is sun dried on patios. The plants on each farm are shade grown among Chalum, Gravilea and Inga trees - an increasingly celebrated approach to farming among champions of biodiversity and sustainable farming.