What is with all these crazy coffee names?
Don’t worry – just ask for the Guatemala coffee when you come in. It’s the only one we have in the shop right now. We’ll know what you’re looking for.
A little breakdown of the name – It’s basically an address. Huehuetenango (way-way-ten-AN-go) is one of 22 “departments” that divide up Guatemala. Huehuetenango happens to be in the highlands of western Guatemala.
The last part – Dulce Leonarda – is the estate that our particular coffee is grown on. This estate is currently farmed by the Gustavo Mauricio Tello family who has been farming this area for years. These two brothers really know their coffee and it shows by the quality that comes out of this crop. The small village of La Mesilla is very close to the Leonarda estate.
About This Guatemala Coffee
Guatemalan coffees, unfortunately, have become somewhat “generic” in the last 10-15 years. For whatever reason, they’ve lost their flair and excitement. Well, this particular Dulce Leonarda really has us excited about Guats. It’s deep and almost syrupy in it’s body. It has a sweet, carmelly chocolate and raisin aroma and a heavy mouthfeel. We’re roasting it to a medium roast to bring out all of the deep body yet still preserving a little bit of the brightness of the coffee.
We’ve been enjoying this Guatemalan coffee as a single origin espresso all week. It’s not too overpowering in the acidity department and sits really well in milk drinks. If you do choose to do this as an espresso, we’ve found that 18 grams of coffee, and a 30 second shot that weighs in around 29-30 grams at when it’s all done will really do well.
Outside of espresso, it’s hard to go wrong with this coffee. Aeropress, Chemex, and French Press are all fantastic.
Production on this farm is limited to only 1000 bags of coffee a year, so we’re excited to have access to the coffee we do. Get it now while you can!
- Producer: Dulce Leonarda Estate
- Variety: Bourbon, caturra, catuai
- Processing: washed
- Altitude: 3000-5000 ft
- Classifications: SHB