Strictly High Grown, usually abbreviated SHG, is defined as coffee grown above 4,000 feet. It shares meaning with Strictly Hard Bean which is abbreviated SHB. The altitude at which the coffee is grown contributes significantly to a coffee flavor profile. Coffee beans grown at higher elevations go through a slower bean development, resulting in more nutrients being delivered to the coffee and therefore a more nutrient-dense bean, which means more flavor! Grading coffee in each country is done through a different process, as to a Strictly High Grown (SHG), designation in Guatemala signifies coffee grown at or above 4500 feet.