Guatemala Huehuetenango Dulce Leonarda Estate SHB EP
Cupping Notes: Great aroma, very clean, smooth mouthfeel, a nice syrupy-sweetness, medium acidity, great body and notes of caramel, cocoa, tobacco and lemony-citrus with some floral hints on a pleasant, lingering finish.
Background: In Guatemala, Huehuetenango is one of 22 individual departments, and one of eight different coffee growing regions, as defined by Anacafé or the Asociación Nacional del Café. The region shares part of its border with Mexico and occupies roughly 2,800 square miles of the country’s western highlands. The land is diverse in geography and climate, encompassing a wide variety of tropical lowlands and mountain peaks. Our Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB “Dulce Leonarda” is from the Gustavo Mauricio Tello family estate, located in the La Libertad region near the small village of La Mesilla. The Estate’s farmlands cover roughly 590 acres and vary in elevation from 5,000 to 5,400 feet, making this a true SHB grade (Strictly Hard Bean) Guatemala arabica.
Owner: Gustavo Mauricio Tello Family Estate
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Altitude: 5,000 – 5,400 ft (1500 – 1650m)
Coffee Grading: SHB
Harvest: January — May