Guatemala La Providencia by Maximiliano Palacios
Tastes: Malty, caramel, toasty, clean
Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Mundo Novo
Process: Fully washed
Importer: Royal Coffee
We are thrilled to offer this classic coffee from a farm and producer we’ve had the pleasure of visiting. The chicken soup we had for lunch at the farm was particularly good!
Coffees from Huehuetenango in Guatemala affectionately referred to as Huehue (pronounced “whey-whey”), are among the more sought-after in all of Central America. A well-deserved reputation for high elevations and optimal climate, the coffees from Huehue are often complex and nuanced. The department is remote, the wild west of Guatemala’s coffeelands, just across the Mexican border of Chiapas. Finca La Providencia, located in the municipality of San Pedro Necta, is a farm owned and operated by Maximiliano Palacios, a third-generation coffee farmer. The heart of La Providencia is a beautifully maintained mill that begins at a high point on the sloped property, designed to take full advantage of gravity, where the ripe cherries are placed in water and carried through the depulping process on a series of intricate canals to the drying patios below. The coffee comes to us through Royal Coffee under the moniker “Palhu,” a combination of the family name Palacios and the name of the department of Huehuetenango.
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