*NEW* San Antonio (Guatemala) Coffee 250gSteampunk Coffee Roasters
Our packaging is now 100% plastic free. We also offer a minimal packaging option (which you can select when you select grind), this will be sent out in the plant based cellophane bag only. Choosing this option saves you 20p and saves the unnecessary use of a box.
Tasting Notes: Juicy Apple/grape, Baking Chocolate & rounded
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Pache & Peaberry
Processing: Washed Patio Dried, Driers & Raised Beds
Jorge Ovalle Mendez founded San Antonio de Esquipulas in 1965. The name is a reference to the ‘Cristo negro’ or black Christ of Esquipulas and Saint Anthony of Padua. Ever since the farm was founded, it has always been used to grow coffee. Jorge is always innovative with his techniques and is constantly improving the cup quality. The farm has a great team of people that have over 30 years of experience and are constantly learning new things to become better coffee producers.
With altitudes over 2,000 meters, Huehue is the highest and driest region of Guatemala. It is only one of three regions without volcanic soil. The hot winds from the Mexican mountains has historically protected the region from frost. As always with nature there are exceptions and in 2014 farmers faced an unexpected frost in January killing over a million plants and impacting the harvest. Huehue is one of the more remote parts of the country and accessibility by roads has been difficult. In the past many farmers used Ox or have personally moved coffee by their own feet. Huehuetenango enjoys easy access to many water sources enabling many producers to process their own coffee.
Huehuetenango is often referered to as “Huehue.”
Pronunciation guide: The “Hue” is pronounced like the “whe” in where. Whe-whe