REGIONAL COFFEE: GUATEMALA, HUEHUETENANGO, WAYCAN
Huehuetenango has long been one of Guatemala’s prime coffee regions and it continues to be so, with an average farm size of 0.5 hectares. The amount of high-altitude land in this region is extremely vast, cultivating Bourbons and its derivatives; both of which are essential to produce high quality coffee. The profile of this cup is very fruity with a brighter and more citric acidity. It is also very common to taste hints of chocolate.
Our Waykan offerings are chosen for their pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango, with their crisp acidity reminiscent of lemon, grape, or apple, and a balance of toffee and sweet nuts, like almond. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, waykan means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.” The indigenous population in and around Huehuetenango plays a large role in the coffee production here, and coffee accounts either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.
We taste: chocolate with lime, cocoa and cane sugar flavor with nutty aftertaste
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai
Altitude: 1800 M
Whole bean/ Net 12 oz/ 340 grams