Our August coffee of the month is a smooth and well-balanced cup from Guatemala. It has very low acidity with a light body. The sweetness is the first thing you notice when it hits your palate. Notes of cane sugar sweetness then give way to subtle brown spice notes in the middle of the cup. The finish is smooth and long with a dryness to it that tastes like you had a pinch of cocoa powder on your tongue.
Roast Color: Medium-Dark
Cupping Notes: Cane Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Brown Spice
Story: Our Guatemala Huehuetenango is sourced from four-hundred family owned farms located within the municipality of Huehuetenango in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2 acres of land intercropped with corn and beans produced for their own consumption. The producers have very little infrastructure to process their own coffee so they have partnered with an export company called Unitrade Coffee, which has a centrally located wet mill in Huehuetenango where producers can deliver their cherry. In addition to supporting coffee producers improve their access to international markets, Unitrade established an organization called CoffeeCare (focused on education, nutrition, and health) to ensure that producers have healthy places to send their children to learn, grow and play while they are harvesting coffee.
Just like the last reviewer said, this coffee really is sweet. From the smell of the beans to the taste of the coffee, it was instantly sweet and had little to no acidity or bitterness to it.
This coffee is incredible in both taste and smell. I drank it with a bit of milk and since the first sip, I found the sweetness instantly. I was thinking it might be the milk I'm using, but even drinking it black, I also find the sweetness, clear and smooth. Really amazing taste and definitely recommend it!