Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder coffee producers from Guatemala
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, and Typica
Region
Guatemala
Harvest
October - February
Altitude
1,372 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam / Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Guatemala SHB EP is sourced from farms located more than 4,500 feet (1,372 meters) above sea level. Coffee cultivated at these altitudes matures slowly and grows to be harder and denser than beans grown at lower elevations, creating the strictly hard bean (SHB) with inherent consistency and rich taste attributes. The coffee is prepared for export using a standard called European Preparation (EP), meaning the coffee is hand sorted until there are no more than 8 defects per 300 grams of green coffee.