GUATEMALA - Huehuetenango Peña Roja
Altitude: 1400 - 1700m
Characteristics: Deliciously sweet and fruity coffee from the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. Notes of maple syrup, green apple and strawberry, complemented by gentle honeysuckle florals and milk chocolate.
Further Information: The Peña Roja, or 'red rock', lies in the foothills of Peña Blanca situated in the municipality of 'Huehuetenango' in the Western highlands of Guatemala. The area borders Mexico and encompasses a variety of micro-climates across its many hills and valleys.
The coffee grown there is picked by hand, washed and dried on patios under the sun- those patios are often in reality the roofs of houses perched atop the slopes and hillsides. Further processing at the dry mill takes place to prepare bags for shipping and export. The area contains of a selection of varieties that allow for a more secure crop diversity.