A Guide To Guatemalan Coffee
A Guide To Guatemalan Coffee. Coffee lovers consider Guatemalan coffee the best beans in the world. Coffee from Guatemala is full-bodied with mild acidity.
Growing Regions of Guatemalan Coffee,
- Acatenango Valley. …
- Atitlán. …
- Cobán. …
- Fraijanes Plateau. …
- Huehuetenango. …
- Nueva Oriente. …
- San Marcos.
Producers grow Arabica beans, Guatemala has the most delicious coffee beans in Central America because of its large tropical climate, lengthy wet season, and high elevation.
How much coffee does Guatemala produce?
The production of green coffee in Guatemala amounted to approximately 3.77 million 60-kilogram bags in 2019, a decrease of 0.26 percent compared to a year earlier.
Coffee plant varietals grown in Guatemala are predominantly Typical, Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, and Pache. All of these produce slightly different flavors of coffee beans, and the coffee cherries can be dried and sold as cascara, boosting sales for farmers.
What is meant by single-origin Guatemalan Coffee?
Simply put, a single-origin coffee means that it comes from a single producer, crop, or region in one country. … Coffees that aren’t single-origin are typically referred to as blends, which include more than one single-origin coffee.
Arabica Guatemalan Coffee varieties offered by Ethical Fashion Guatemala Growers:
Our washed Caturra is a great example of what Guatemala coffee should be.
This coffee finished 7th in the 2018 Regional Competition cupping at 83.00 points and 8th in 2019 with a cupping score of 84.50.
It has a nice juicy body with some grapefruit and caramel flavor. This is one of those coffees where you can easily drink more than just one cup in a sitting.
Harvest 2018-2019 Elevation: 1,400 – 1,600 MASL
Process: Fully Washed, Patio Dried
Our washed Maragogype is an exotic variety of coffee that has a huge bean! Almost two to three times the size of a caturra!
This coffee finished 6th place in the 2019 Regional Competition cupping at 85.00 points.
Harvest 2018-2019 Elevation: 1,100 – 1,200 MASLProcess:
Fully Washed, Patio Dried
Our washed Geisha is a VERY floral coffee with a citric finish – you’ll feel like you’re putting a coffee flower in your mouth combined with a little bit of orange peel. It has a tea-like body which makes it very easygoing.
Elevation: 1,200 – 1,300 MASL
Process: Full Washed, Patio Dried
A canopy of assorted types is shade trees planted to cultivate shade-grown coffee. Because it incorporates principles of natural ecology to promote natural ecological relationships, shade-grown coffee is considered an offshoot of agricultural permaculture or agroforestry.
The resulting coffee is sold as “shade-grown”.
Coffee (especially Coffea arabica) is a small tree or shrub that grows in the forest understory in its wild form and is traditionally grown commercially under other trees that provided shade. Since the mid-1970s.
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