Guatemala Huehuetenango Rio Azul

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This coffee is big, bold and robust. Mild acidity and slight complexity combined with a rich, buttery texture make it an excellent single origin cup and a great choice for adding "oompf" to any blend....
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This coffee is big, bold and robust. Mild acidity and slight complexity combined with a rich, buttery texture make it an excellent single origin cup and a great choice for adding "oompf" to any blend. Look for warm notes of caramel, fig and baker's chocolate.

Arrival Date: February 11th, 2022

Acidity & Brightness: Mildly crisp and slightly sweet

Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, lingering pleasant finish

Body & Texture: Rich Body, buttery texture

Flavors: Baker's chocolate, caramel and fig

Grade: SHB, grown at 1800-2000m

Processing: Fully washed, sun dried

Grower: 400 producers from Huehuetenango

Region: Huehuetenango Municipality, Huehuetenango Department

Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra

Roasting:  Start with a Full City (Medium) or just before second crack. Feel free to take it darker as this coffee takes dark roasting well but expect to lose some acidity and pick up more bitter notes like baker's chocolate. Lighter roasts will exhibit some citrusy flavors such as lemon and orange. This coffee roasts very evenly!

Reminder: this coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Our Review: "Guatemala Huehuetenango Rio Azul SHB EP is sourced from four-hundred family owned farms located within the municipality of Huehuetenango in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2 acres of land intercropped with corn and beans produced for their own consumption. The producers have very little infrastructure to process their own coffee so they have partnered with an export company called Unitrade Coffee, which has a centrally located wet mill in Huehuetenango where producers can deliver their cherry. In addition to supporting coffee producers improve their access to international markets, Unitrade established an organization called CoffeeCare (focused on education, nutrition, and health) to ensure that producers have healthy places to send their children to learn, grow and play while they are harvesting coffee." - Royal Coffee

Guatemalan coffee nearly belongs in a category all it's own and the region of Huehuetenango is largely to thank for that. We like to call it a "powerhouse" coffee because it's BIG. Even fully washed, it's got a robust character that can be difficult to find in other washed Central and South American coffees. We love to use Huehuetenango in blends to add "oompf" to the cup but this coffee also stands up well on it's own with relatively mild acidity and warm sweetness followed by a rich, buttery texture. We noted fig and caramel with a baker's chocolate tone throughout.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.