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Guatemala

Guatemala

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Guatemala

"Sweet, smooth and citric with toffee, chocolate, berry and lemon flavors"

Region: Huehuetenango
Farm: Various smallholder farmers
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor, Maragogype, Pache
Altitude: 1600–1800 masl
Processing: Washed
Program: Regional Select

Background:
The Regional Select program was created to highlight the unique
profiles we have found that are inherent to various microclimates in
many of the countries from which we source green coffee. Local
variables like wind patterns, soil quality, sunlight, elevation, and other
environmental influencers have much to do with the common
characteristics that separate, say, a Northern Colombian from a
Southern Colombian coffee, just as they inform the differences
between a Colombian and a Kenyan.


For our Regional Select offerings, we source based on cup quality
and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability
and price. These lots are built as blends from coffees that cup out
between 84–87 on our 100-point cupping scale, and come with
regional and often microregional traceability, but are not farm- or
producer-specific.


Our Waykan offerings are chosen for their pristine example of the
dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango, with their crisp
acidity reminiscent of lemon, grape, or apple, and a balance of toffee
and sweet nuts, like almond. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the
region, “waykan” means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.”
The indigenous population in and around Huehuetenango plays a
large role in the coffee production here, and coffee accounts either
directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.