Guatemala Acatenango SHB - Grain and Grind
Guatemala Acatenango SHB - Grain and Grind
Guatemala Acatenango SHB - Grain and Grind
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Guatemala Acatenango SHB

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Coffee Name

Guatemala Acatenango SHB

Bean Type

Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica

Processing Method

Washed

Harvest

Nov - March

Altitude

1220 – 1830 mtrs

Origin

Chimaltenango

Description

The Acatenango cooperative is located in Acatenango, Chimaltenango on the

slopes of the Acatenango volcano which is the third highest in the Central

American range and gives the cooperative their name. It was established in

March 1967, by 24 members who wanted to get a better price for their coffee.

Two years later, these coffee pioneers also helped establish the exporter

Fedecocagua who we now source a large amount of our favourite Guatemalan

coffees from, and by 2018 the coop had grown to include 351 members.

Volcan de Acatenango is located close to Volcan de Fuego, with Volcan de Agua

being close to Palin. Volcanic soil can bring a lot of benefi ts in terms of nutrients

to the plants, but as we saw in June 2018, there is always a threat of disruption

and loss of life that eruptions can bring.

After picking, coffee is washed and pulped before drying for one day on the

patios and then being moved to guardiolas for controlled drying. This typically

comprises of 40 hours at 45 degrees before being lowered to 30 degrees and

fi nally 15 degrees until optimum moisture content is reached. The lowering of

temperature ensures evenness of drying meaning the green life of the coffee is

the best it can be. It is then shipped in parchement to the Fedecocagua facility in

Palin, Escuintla for final grading and milling ready for export.

Taste Profile

Orange, tangerine, plum, dark chocolate