Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca la Severa
This offering from Finca la Severa is a prime example of why folks love Huehuetenango coffee. It's got a big, rich body with a buttery texture and pleasant lingering nutty finish. It's bright without being intense and sweet without being fruity. The flavors of raspberry, clove and fudge create a complexity in the cup that's warm and inviting while also fun and exciting.
Arrival Date: November 9th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Slightly crisp, fairly sweet
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, lingering finish
Body & Texture: Rich Body, buttery texture
Flavors: Raspberry, clove, fudge, peanut
Grade: SHB, grown at 1459 masl
Processing: Fully washed, sun dried
Grower: Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa, Finca La Severa
Region: Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Varieties: Anacafe 14, Caturra, Pache, and Sarchimor
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 sparkling acidity and pick up more bitter notes like baker's chocolate. Lighter roasts will exhibit more bright acidity as well as more of the subtle flavors such as pear and grape. This coffee roasts very evenly!
Reminder: this coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: "Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca La Severa SHB EP is sourced from a family-owned estate located within the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Finca Severa was established by Dr. Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa in 1969 and named after his mother Severa. Over the last three decades, Dr. Serrano and his family have developed 111 acreas of the 135 acre estate for coffee cultivation and preserved the remaining portion with natural forest and pristine water that is used for processing coffee. Finca La Severa has its own mill where cherry selection, depulping, fermentation and drying are meticulously executed. Waste water is treated before it is returned to the environment and coffee pulp is converted into organic fertilizer and returned to the coffee plants. Great care is taken to provide housing, healthcare, education and social activities to those who work at the estate because the remoteness of Finca La Severa makes these essential amenities an important part of ensuring a dignified quality of life at the estate." - Royal Coffee
Coffee from Huehuetenango is consistently among our most popular offerings. I think that's because it's bold, flavorful, consistent and it's a wonderful single origin brew as well as a perfect blender. It's delicious as an espresso, a flavorful cup when drip brewed and taken black and it's got enough "oomph" to cut through milk and sugar. This offering from Finca la Severa is a prime example of why folks love Huehuetenango coffee. It's got a big, rich body with a buttery texture and pleasant lingering nutty finish. It's bright without being intense and sweet without being fruity. The flavors of raspberry, clove and fudge create a complexity in the cup that's warm and inviting while also fun and exciting.