Guatemala Rio Azul
If you like chocolate, you are going to LOVE this coffee from Huehuetenango! Everything about it is why coffee from Guatemala is a continual best-seller. From start to finish, it's chocolate, it's cocoa, and it's delightful. The aroma starts off bright and earthy, with the heady fragrance of chocolate and cocoa-caramel cookies. In the cup, the body is very smooth and silky, with notes of black tea, walnuts, chocolate, and hazelnut candy. The finish is quick and clean, with no bitterness at all, with more sweetness of chocolate and a hint of molasses. This is our coffee for the summer!
Aroma: Chocolate, Cocoa Cookies, Caramel, Earthy, Bright
Cup: Smooth and Silky, Black Tea, Walnut/Chocolate, Hazelnut Candy
Finish: Quick, Sweet, Chocolate, Molasses
About this Coffee
GROWER: 400 coffee producers from Huehuetenango
REGION: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
ALTITUDE: 1800-2000 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun and in mechanical dryers
VARIETY: Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra
SOIL: Clay minerals
Guatemala Huehuetenango Rio Azul SHB EP is sourced from four-hundred family-owned farms located within the municipality of Huehuetenango in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2 acres of land intercropped with corn and beans produced for their own consumption. The producers have very little infrastructure to process their own coffee so they have partnered with an export company called Unitrade Coffee, which has a centrally located wet mill in Huehuetenango where producers can deliver their cherry. In addition to supporting coffee producers improve their access to international markets, Unitrade established an organization called CoffeeCare (focused on education, nutrition, and health) to ensure that producers have healthy places to send their children to learn, grow and play while they are harvesting coffee.