Huehuetenango is my favorite growing region in Guatemala. Tucked in the Northwest corner of Guatemala near the Mexican border, the climate here stays drier and warmer in the harvesting months. Hot air streams from Mexico and cool air from the Cuchumatanes Mountains mix to create nice microclimate that protects from frost, which means coffee can be grown at higher elevations upwards of 2000m. The result is coffees that are densely sweet and complex.
This lot is a combination of coffee from 4 producers:
—Lety Anzueto, from finca Isnul in La Democracia;
—Lety Perez, from finca Buenos Aires Huixoc in La Democracia;
—Rene Perez, from Finca La Reforma, in Cuilco; and
—Willy Perez, from Finca Las Americas and Finca San Antonio, both of which are in Agua Dulce.
In the cup, I find dominate notes of green apple, caramel, walnut, maple, and orange. The body is full and juicy, with a medium-long finish. Drink now through October. This is an incredible value coffee for the quality.