Bright, Sweet, Sun-Dried Beans Huehuetenango is one of the most important growing regions in Guatemala. A variety of microclimates and growing altitudes of up to 2,000 meters ASL produce bright, sweet coffees with a strong body and distinctive fruit flavors. Smallholder farmers from the Mam ethnic group, one of Guatemala's Mayan descendants, grow most of the coffee in this region, and sun-dry their coffees, giving the beans a beautiful green-blue hue. Download Fact Sheet
The area that is now Huehuetenango was occupied by the Mam civilization from around 200 AD. The Mam are one of the 21 Mayan descendant groups, and today, the majority of the current population is descended from the them.
South of South of the Border Huehuetenango is located in the Western Highlands in the northwest corner of Guatemala, and shares a border with Mexico. The region is known for a widely varied topography, and climates that are just as diverse. The coffee producing areas are high in the mountains, up to 2,000 meters ASL in some areas.
A Family Tradition Producers in Huehue are proud of the quality of their coffee; in many cases, farmers are 3rd or 4th generation coffee growers. Local tradition hasn’t hindered the adoption of technology though—producers have quickly embraced the latest agricultural practices to continue to improve their farms. This blend of tradition and technology makes coffee from Huehue unique in Guatemala.
Sun Dried for a Signature Color Producers pick only ripe cherries during the December to April harvest. Cherries are then depulped, naturally fermented, and fully washed. Finally, most of the coffee is sun dried which contributes to the coffee's beautiful, even, green-bluish color.

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Medical Assistance and School Infrastructure Improvement
Every year during September, we bring a mobile clinic to the town of La Democracia for two weeks. During this period, farm workers and neighbors come to the clinic for general checkups and dental assistance. Every year an average of 500 people receive medical assistance.
A Road for Agua Dulce
We've enjoyed a long, close relationship with the people of Huehuetenango. In the 1970s, after seeing producers struggle to move their freshly picked cherries out of isolated areas, we built a road in Agua Dulce. More recently, we partnered with community members to renovate a local school's kitchen, where community children have their most important (and sometimes only) meal of the day.
GO Candelaria Huehuetenango is located in the Western Highlands in the northwest corner of Guatemala, and shares a border with Mexico. It's one of the few non-volcanic coffee-producing areas in the country, known for a widely varied topography, and climates that are just as diverse. The coffee producing areas are high in the mountains, up to 2,000 meters ASL in some areas. Producers in Huehue are often third or fourth generation coffee growers, but local tradition hasn’t hindered the adoption of technology—producers have quickly embraced the latest agricultural practices to continue to improve their farms. This blend of tradition and technology makes coffee from Huehue unique in Guatemala.
  • Flavor Cinnamon, deep rose, burnt sugar
  • Body Clean
  • Acidity Mild
  • 1 - Fragrance/Aroma
  • 2 - Flavor
  • 3 - Acidity
  • 4 - Balance
  • 5 - Body
  • 6 - Aftertaste
  • 7 - Overall
  • Cupping Score: 85.75
  • Quality: SHB – Fancy Prep
  • Producer: Carefully selected farms from Huehuetenango
  • Variety: Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Typica, Pacamara
  • Processing: Depulped, naturally fermented, fully washed, sun dried
  • Altitude: 1,500 to 2,000 meters ASL
  • Harvest: December to April
  • Packing: 65lb box  What’s this?
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