Guatamala Antigua Acate Estate SHB
Coffee from Guatamala is hard to find in Australia, BUZZ has a wonderful supply of Guatamala Antigua Acate Estate SHB
There are eight separate coffee growing regions in Guatamala. Our BUZZ comes from the Acate Estate in the region of Antigua.
Rich volcanic soil, low humidity, lots of sun, and cool nights characterize the Antigua Coffee®
region. This valley is surrounded by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango
. Every once in a while, Fuego
—one of Guatemala’s three active volcanoes—adds a fresh dusting of mineral-rich ash to Antigua’s soil. Volcanic pumice in the soil retains moisture, which helps offset Antigua’s low rainfall. In Antigua, shade is especially dense to protect the coffee plants from the region’s occasional frost.
The rich volcanic soil and rainforest conditions produce a well-balanced Arabica coffee with a smooth finish.
The region produces some of the finest coffees in the country. The coffee is grown in the shade at 5,000 to 5,700 feet above sea level and collectively wet milled and sun dried by hand.
Guatemala “Strictly Hard Bean” coffee is grown at elevations above 4,500 feet above sea level. Beans grown at these high altitudes mature more slowly and grow to be more dense improving the attributes of body and acidity in the cup.
When brewed the coffee has medium acidity with a rich and full body. it is highly fragrant with flavours of bitter chocolate and spices. Elegant and refined with incredible complexity and balance. The flavour is intense and it loves to be in a plunger, a drip or a syphon. For me it is espresso, but then it usually is.
BUZZ Coffee now sells its entire range of specialty blends and single origin coffee online. Buy some BUZZ coffee beans online today.