Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Juana Cruz

From $19.00

A sweet, balanced cup from the esteemed growing region of Huehuetenango.

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We taste

cocoa, caramel apple, white grape

...in this coffee.

Juana Cruz, together with her husband, Jose, have been growing coffee on their farm, El Chalun, for over 50 years! We are grateful they are now passing on their love of growing coffee to their children and together as a family, they continue to produce some of the best coffee Guatemala has to offer.

We had the fortune of tasting our first sample from El Chalun a few weeks ago and were really impressed with the sweet aromatics and balance found in the cup. Fresh off the grind we smell sweet cocoa and caramel notes. First sips are equally sweet and caramely, and as the coffee begins to cool we are tasting apple and grape. Bright, sweet, balanced and very approachable. Enjoy!

Region
Region
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Flavors
Flavors
cocoa, caramel apple, white grape
Process
Process
washed process
Aromatics
Aromatics
cocoa, caramel
Acidity
Acidity
malic
Sweetness
Sweetness
caramel
Producer
Producer
Juana Cruz
Altitude
Altitude
5249-5577 ft
Varieties
Varieties
Caturra, catuai, bourbon, paches

Recommended Preparation

Espresso
In: 18g
Out: 35-36g
Time: 25 sec.
Kalita
In: 18g
H2O: 305g
Ratio: 1:17
TDS: 1.35%

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$4.85/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.32/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$5.74/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$10.91/lb.

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