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.
This type is the standard quality for SHB EP Guatemalan coffees. It can be grown in the country’s northern and central highlands at an attitude of above 1350 metres. This is the ideal height for gourmet coffee. Which allows the country to rank 2nd in the world in the amount of high grade coffee it produces, and it has the highest percentage of its crop classified as high quality. SHB coffees exhibit unique qualities like citrus acidity and its complex combination of fruit and smooth chocolate notes. This coffee type represents the classic, clean, Central American cup.
- 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.
clean, chocolate, winey notes, consistent, balanced, medium body, sweet acidity, fruity notes