Guatemala is a country famous for its production of outstanding quality coffee. The combination of high altitude, regular rainfall and mineral rich soils means that 20 of its 22 departments have the conditions needed to grow great coffee. Nearly all of the country’s coffee is shade grown under natural shade trees such as Inga and Gravilleas and it is thought this contributes towards the slow and even development of natural occurring acids, making the overall cup profile extremely complex but well balanced.
Huehuetenango is one of the highest producing areas in Guatemala and has become well known for some incredible coffees. The region has great access to water through its many streams and rivers – wet mills are therefore relatively close to any farm in this region which helps to streamline processing of the ripe red cherries.
This year we are working with Edy Martin who is a third generation coffee farmer. He inherited the farm from his parents who acquired it from his grandfather who had purchased the land in the 1940s. Edy and his brothers have always taken an interest in coffee production and have worked on the farm since they were children. Edy is now a well accomplished and educated grower who has managed to increase both the quantity and quality of coffee produced here by introducing agronomical techniques and expertise helping the family navigate the many challenges of coffee production in today’s day and age. This area receives plenty of rainfall and has fantastic clay and limestone soils with plenty of shade trees which really contribute to the depth of flavour in the cup. The acidity of this coffee is grape-like and is well integrated adding to the overall quality of the cup. It is a fantastic example of coffees from this region and provides great versatility thanks to its well-rounded flavour profile.
We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.
If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this should be ready in our customer collection point in the North Star Coffee Shop and General Store by 5pm the day after you have placed your order. Opening hours can be viewed here along with information on parking and location. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.
Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.