La 1 - filter coffee

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To ensure freshness, all orders received by Sunday 00:00 h are roasted on Monday and shipped on Tuesday.

 

Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Central America

This quite sweet coffee is a perfect basic filter coffee. Not too much acidity with a caramel and dark chocolate base and a breath of fruity flavours.

Flavour profile:
Apricot, dark cherry, cinnamon, rosehip, caramel, dark chocolate, honeydew melon, sugar cane. Smooth acidity, sweet, tender body.

 

Brewing advice for the Kalita Wave 155 coffee dripper:

  • Coffee grounds: 15 g / 0,53 oz
  • Water temp: 96 °C / 204,8 °F
  • First pour: 30 ml / 1,06 oz, 30 sec
  • Second pour: 150 ml / 5,29 oz, 10 sec
  • Third pour: 50 ml / 1,76 oz, 80 sec

 

 Tip:

  • Use water with around 14 ppm.
  • Grind coarser for a quicker brew.
  • Pour in circular motion and maximum turbulence.
  • Beans should degas 8 days from the roast date.

 

More info on this coffee:

  • Region: Huehuetenango
  • Growing altitude: 1,350+ m.a.s.l.
  • Arabica variety: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai
  • Harvest period: January–April
  • Milling process: washed, European Prep
  • Aroma: sweet
  • Flavour: dark chocolate, carmel, slightly fruity
  • Body: syrupy, light
  • Acidity: light, citric, juicy

Huehuetenango is one of Guatemala’s three non-volcanic regions, as well as its highest and driest under cultivation, making it one of the best for coffee production.

Currents of hot air sweep up from the Plains of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, Mexico, and mix here with the cool air descending from the Cuchumatanes Mountains, creating a microclimate that’s protected from frost and allowing coffee to be cultivated at up to 2,000 meters.

Huehuetenango’s extreme remoteness requires that nearly all producers process their own coffee. Fortunately, the region has abundant rivers and streams, making it relatively easy for producers to set up mills. Still more fortunately, Huehue’s geographic conditions help to create exceptional coffees with a distinct acidity and fruity flavors.

SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1,350 meters. (This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown, a classification that’s higher than HB.) EP (European Preparation) means that the green coffee was sorted by hand to remove any defective beans and foreign material.

Four producers from the Huehuetenango region contributed to this coffee:

—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.

 

For your planning please note: To ensure freshness, all orders received by Sunday 00:00 h are roasted on Monday and shipped on Tuesday.