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Guatemala HHT SHB Huehuetenango


Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes
Maple, orange, milk chocolate and fruit notes; syrupy body, juicy acidity; sweet and complex.

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Flavors (1-4)


  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryGuatemala
  • Local RegionHuehuetenango
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyTypica, Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai
  • Altitude (meters)1,350+ masl
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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Huehuetenango sits in the western highlands of Guatemala, bordering Mexico. It was one of the most ethnically diverse regions in Guatemala, and coffee growing has a rich, deep history and ties to the land. This variety is a proven, popular coffee you shouldn't miss!

Cupping Notes: Maple, orange, milk chocolate and fruit notes; syrupy body, juicy acidity; sweet and complex.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating
September 18, 2007

a bit more acidic and bitter than we expected, not as nutty as I had hoped, but not bad.
This is interesting although confusing, but there is a good lesson here. Using the terms 'acidic' and 'bitter' in the same sentence seems almost contradictory as characteristics of a coffee, yet in a more global perspective of the overall taste they make sense.
It leads me to believe the author may be having a problem with one of the other factors of getting a good cup of coffee, specifically the grind and / or the actual brewing process instead of the beans themselves. To whit, the acidity and bitterness is usually the result of either too fine a grind, or brewing with water that is not hot enough, or drinking from a pot that has been left sitting on a heating plate. Since I have no way of knowing the actual facts, let's use this review to learn some important factors about brewing coffee instead of bean selection. I would be interested in hearing back from the author to find out if he has similar experiences with other beans or ???

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June 29, 2018

No acidity or bitterness in my batch. But agreed, no nuttiness either. Not even picking up flowery. Definite Guatemalan chocolate notes (although subtle compared to other batches) but the most prominent other flavor is lemon drop hard candy. I agree with the remaining matrix attributes listed. Only gave it 3 stars because I'm not a big fan of lemon. Otherwise, would likely give it 4 stars. I'm kinda new to the whole roasting thing but am loving CBC for consistent availability, email notifications, and the coffee bean matrix for searching. More customers need to provide reviews.

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November 2, 2020

I just drank my first cup of this. I roasted it just a few seconds into second crack, let the beans rest for about 3 days, did a french press. WOW! wonderful flavors. Maple, chocolate, sweet, hint of fruit, full body (I prefer a darker roast). No nuttiness, but I'm not complaining. Completely different flavor to the other coffee that I had roasted previously. Of my first two varieties I've tried since starting to roast again, this is a fave!

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February 10, 2023

Definitely my favorite bean. I've been roasting Huehuetenango for years now and I received quality beans that roasted perfectly. Coffee Bean Corral is my new supplier... good pricing, fast shipping and quality beans.

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April 11, 2020

Just as described. Roasts well it’s good ina lighter medium roast all the way through a dark roast

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April 15, 2022

(Please read entire review for the whole story) Took these to City+ and the result was okay. Regardless of brew method, I wasn't picking up the maple (which, unfortunately, was one of the main reasons I picked this one). The syrupy body is on-point. The juicy acidity was also present, but IMO, it was a bit too much. Citric acidity, when too high, can taste a bit metallic, which was the case for me. HOWEVER, I think this problem could've been solved if I went to Full City/Full City+ (at or slightly after second crack). Sadly, I only had one pound to sample. I suspect that if you do that, you'll be right in line with the description.

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May 4, 2023

Satisfied with this bean but had a flavor drawback. Bitter aftertaste gotta go way past first just before second crack and then rapid cool to lock in a robust. Little bit of work this is a good brew

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December 28, 2022

Great for espresso roast!. Great price.

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November 21, 2022

Roasted good good first pop and second pop to a sheen My only issue is cost

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July 21, 2022

Roasted to City+. High acidity (too much for my taste). LOTS of chaff in this batch. Taste was okay, significantly improved with a little sweetener.

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November 29, 2020

We really love this bean. It gives a subtle smoky campfire element that is pretty great. We use it in blends, it pairs really nicely with something that has a sweeter, syrupy presence. Not great by itself but paired with a few other beans it deepens the complexity of a cup in a unique and pleasant way.

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October 19, 2020

I wanted a substitute for Huehuetenango Aguacatones Honey. This varriety comes close, but no cigar. Still darn good and it's now on my list of 'desirable' coffees.

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August 24, 2020

Very good! There's not a lot of depth of flavor in my roasting of this coffee yet, but it's reliably good.

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February 11, 2020


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July 12, 2022

Wow was never on my radar but now it is. Definitely going to put it in my rotation.

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July 29, 2020

The Huehuetenango beans from Coffee Bean Corral are excellent. I usually travel to Guatemala twice a year to lead Habitat for Humanity house building trips and bring 5-10 pounds of green beans with me each time, With the travel shut down, I was missing good, Guatemalan coffee. These beans are like a taste from home.

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December 10, 2022

Haven't roasted yet but this is one of my favorites that I rotate through on a weekly basis. If you want roast some coffee for Christmas presents and they are drinking something like folgers or maxwell house this is a good introduction to home roasted coffee.

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