If you love chocolate covered macadamia nuts, then this coffee will be your daily brew. It smells like fresh cocoa with sweet, balanced and nutty tasting notes. There’s a hint of dried fruit and the aftertaste is clean and lingering. This coffee is smooth and buttery, boasting a rich flavorful mouthfeel. It’s a favorite among Ole Miss fans who tailgate in the Grove on football weekends.
About the Huehuetenango Region
Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters offers this single origin Guatemalan coffee from Huehuetenango, meaning “Place of the Ancients,” a region with a very distinct micro-climate. It lies at 6,200 feet 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.