If you love chocolate covered macadamia nuts, then this coffee will be your daily brew. I roasted this coffee medium–light in order to highlight the delicious tasting notes. When I first cupped it, I smelled cocoa and the flavor was sweet, balanced and nutty. There’s a hint of dried fruit and the aftertaste is clean and lingering. I gave this coffee a top score of “10” as the acidity was the perfect blend of sweet, tangy and soft. After you take a sip of coffee, you’re left with mouthfeel and this coffee is so smooth and buttery that I had to pour a second cup. It’s a rich flavorful coffee that tastes creamy and velvety. This coffee makes everyday a special occasion.
About the Huehuetenango Region
Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters offers this single origin Guatemalan coffee from the Huehuetenango region. It is a Specialty coffee with delicious tasting notes like chocolate, macadamia and dried fruit. It’s a favorite among Ole Miss fans who tailgate in the Grove on football weekends.
Huehuetenango, meaning “Place of the Ancients,” is one of the better-known regions of west-central Guatemala with a very distinct micro-climate. It lies at an elevation of 6,200 feet (1,890 metres) above sea level on the southern slopes of the Cuchumatanes Mountains, which are the highest mountains in the country. One of Guatemala‘s three nonvolcanic regions, Huehuetenango is the highest and driest region, making it one of the best to grow coffee. It owes much of its coffee success to the dry, hot winds that come in from the mountains of Mexico’s Tehuantepec plain. The additional heat layers protect Huehuetenango from frost and enable coffee to grow at altitudes of 2,000 masl.
Due to the high altitude, nearly all of Huehuetenango’s farmers process their own coffee. Fortunately, the region has rivers and streams in abundance, so mills can be placed almost anywhere.