Guatemala Atitlán SHB EP

Guatemala produces many different types of the world's finest and most distinctive coffees. The country has many unique coffee producing regions that has gained a positive and well known reputation in the industry. Coffee is Guatemala's number one export contributing to the country's growing economic status.

San Pedro La Laguna is a Guatemalan town on the southwest shore of Lake Atitlán. It is a beautiful area that has a great landscape for producing even greater coffee. Atitlán’s soil is the richest in organic matter. 90% of traditional Atitlán is cultivated along the slopes of the intense volcanoes that overlook the shores of Lake Atitlán. The coffee is harvested mostly on the Pacific side of the region around three volcanic mountains with a high precipitation. In this region, every month of the year will have at least 50 mm of rain. Most producers in this region will use water from the lake for the wet processing. Coffees from around Lake Atitlán are a classic Guatemalan cup. Atitlán coffee has a deep body, stunning acidity and fruit, and hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Also this coffee is an SHB EP which is the highest grade a Guatemalan can receive.

  • SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1350 meters. This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown; this classification is higher than HB.
  • EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material.

Cupping Notes

clean, chocolate, caramel notes, bright citrus acidity, full body, crisp, orange, fruity, sweet

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