Guatemala SHB EP New Oriente

Guatemala SHB EP New Oriente

Region: Oriente
Screen Size: 16/18, SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) EP (European Preparation)
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Process: Washed and sun dried
Altitude: from 1300 – 1700 meters above sea level
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, malt, toffee. Medium, bright acidity, medium smooth body, slightly chalky finish. Milk chocolate, mandarin.
Internal Cupping Score: 82 points

About the region

In this region, coffee has been cultivated since the 1950s. Today, virtually every farm on the mountain has become a coffee-producing unit and what was once one of the poorest and most isolated areas of Guatemala is vibrant and growing. Rainy and cloudy, Oriente is located on a former volcanic range. Its soil is made of metamorphic rock: balanced in minerals and quite different from soils in regions which have seen volcanic activity since coffee was first planted.

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