Guatemala Huehuetenango Rio Azul Q'anil

Royal Coffee NY
61 In stock
$ 7.49

Another powerhouse from Huehuetenango! It's big, bold and slightly complex with ample notes of dark chocolate and caramel paired with ripe peach, mild meyer lemon and a dash of baking spices. Excellent as a daily driver on chilly mornings and it provides an ample base for blends.

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$ 7.49

Huehuetenango has a reputation for producing “powerhouse” coffees: Bold, rich, velvety and with just enough complexity to keep you on your toes. This delicious coffee from the Rio Azul Coop is an excellent representative for the region. It’s ever so slightly bright and sweet with a long, warm finish. In the cup we noted lots of dark chocolate and sweet caramel with a bit of ripe peach, mild meyer lemon and just a dash of baking spices. Is that clove? Nutmeg? I dunno but I like it! This coffee will make an excellent base for your blends, particularly those suited to warm, inviting Holiday themes. Or it can stand alone confidently as a daily morning cup or accompaniment for dessert.

Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Arrival Date: December 9th, 2022. Harvest year: 2022

Acidity & Brightness: Slightly bright and slightly sweet

Balance & Finish: Slightly complex with a lingering, pleasant finish

Body & Texture: Big, rich body and velvety texture

Flavors: Dark chocolate, peach, meyer lemon & baking spices

Grade: SHB EP, grown at 1100-2000 masl

Processing: Fully washed (wet) processed

Grower: Cooperativa Rio Azul | 282 Members

Region: Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra

Recommended Roast Range: City+ to Vienna (light-medium to dark)

This coffee has excellent range and will take a wide variety of roasts well. We like it best right at Full Medium or between the end of 1st crack and just before 2nd crack begins. Lighter roasts will bring out a bit more lemony brightness and mellow the spices. For more chocolate and caramel focus, take it a touch darker. Darker roasts will also accent more of the rich body and texture.

Royal Coffee NY - "This coffee comes from Cooperativa Rio Azul. The Coop currently has 282 members as of 2020. Kanil or Q'anil comes from the name of a hill in the municipality of Jacaltenango where the members and the neighboring people can go for a ceremonial site. The coop started in the late 1960's and to this day believe that the foundation of the coop allows for all members to achieve better benefits and makes it more profitable for the group to process coffee, many of whom are 2nd and 3rd generation growers.“

Guatemala Huehuetenango Rio Azul Q'anil

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