Variety: typica, bourbon, caturra
Altitude: 1400 to 2000 masl
Expect a well rounded cup, great for cold brew, and drip applications.
A traditional cup of coffee, that’s crowd pleaser.
Huehuetenango is well-known for its high altitude and consistent weather patterns. The region lies at a nexus of hot air sweeping eastwards from the Plains of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico and cool air rushing down from the Cuchumantanes Mountains. The meeting of this hot and cold air creates a microclimate that keeps frost in check and enables coffee cultivation at higher altitudes: coffee production at 2,000 meters above sea level is common. These conditions are perfect for producing the sparkling acidity and distinctive fruit flavors of the region.
SHB EP: Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) specifies the altitude at which the coffee was grown. A coffee must be grown at 1,350 meters above sea level or higher to be considered SHB. The higher altitude and lower temperatures mean that the coffee fruit matures more slowly, creating a denser bean.