Profiling great coffee from Guatemala.
Roasters and consumers prize Guatemala’s round chocolate and brown sugar cup profile. It is little wonder that coffee is the country’s biggest industry. the country has 120,000 coffee producers — 98.5% of them are considered small growers.
Guatemala’s different regions create a rich mosaic of micro climates and nuanced coffee attributes. Producers are adept at taking advantage of their environment when establishing or expanding their farms. The diversity in micro-climates enables producers to differentiate themselves and provide a wide range of profiles. Guatemala’s different regions create a rich mosaic of microclimates and nuanced coffee attributes.
Smokin Gun has focused on buying coffee its coffees from the Huehuetenango region. This is the highest and driest of Guatemala's non-volcanic regions. This renowned region owes much to the dry, hot winds that come in from the mountains of Mexico's Tehuantepec plain. The additional heat layers protect Huehuetenango from frost and enable coffee to grow at altitudes of 2,000 masl.
Due to the high altitude, nearly all of Huehuetenango's producers process their own coffee. Fortunately, the region has rivers and streams in abundance, so mills can be placed almost anywhere. Washed Guatemalan coffees are perennial favorites among coffee drinkers. The big, chocolate and brown sugar flavors make Guatemalan coffees crowd-pleasers.
Check out our Organic Huehueteango offering.