Guatemala produces many different types of the world's finest and most distinctive coffees. It also has many unique coffee-producing regions that have given it a positive and well-earned reputation in the industry.
Santa Rosa SHB EP comes from the rich, volcanic soils of the Santa Rosa valleys, in the south-central region of Guatemala. The Central Highlands of the country are ideal for coffee cultivation, thanks to their high altitudes and rich soil derived from the surrounding volcanoes. The valley climates allow the coffee to mature slowly, which concentrates the sugars and contributes to the coffee beans' profiles. Coffees from the Santa Rosa region are typically balanced cups with dominant chocolate notes.
This coffee carries two quality classifications:
- SHB (Strictly Hard Bean), which specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1,350 meters. This term is synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown and is a classification higher than HB.
- EP (European Preparation), which specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove defective beans and foreign material.
Cupping notes: Chocolate, caramel, nuts, tropical fruit; bright acidity, creamy body.