Green Guatemala El Fogon Coffee Beans
The high mountains shrouded in mist on the volcanic slopes of southern Guatemala produces one of the most distinctive and desirable coffees. With its surprisingly deep, rich body and muted overtones, our premium grade Guatemalan El Fogon Arabica coffee has a rich body, with spice and chocolate flavour hints and a clean finish.
This is my son Ollie’s favourite coffee. It’s the one he first tried when he was helping me out at the home roastery after school when he was only just a teenager. So, it has a special place in our heart and it’s still his favourite now to drink as well as one of his favourites to roast.
It’s a typical South American coffee with its indicative flavours of vanilla and cocoa. The light-bodied sweetness makes it a coffee that is a real crowd pleaser and ideal for ending a nice meal. Fantastic to drink on its own but also works extremely well in blended coffees, in fact it appears in 3 of our 5 blends.
Coffee arrived in Guatemala from the Caribbean around 1700 and local cultivation began shortly after. Commercial export of Guatemalan Coffee Beans did not begin until the mid 1800’s.
****PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE RAW, UNROASTED COFFEE BEANS, NOT SUITABLE FOR CONSUMPTION BEFORE BEING ROASTED ****
When roasting this coffee, to bring out the chocolate notes, you must hold the coffee into the second crack for a few moments before ending the roasting process.