All about the single origin Guatemala

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Get to know the single origin Guatemala of Caffè Ernani?

It is a single origin that has conquered everyone at the Milan Roastery!
Intense, creamy, sweet, fruity and fresh… in short, a balance of surprising and soft flavors!

Read the article and find out:

  • Why it was selected;
  • Its origins;
  • Features;
  • The roasting;
  • The taste;
  • Who is it suitable for;
  • Extraction tips in espresso, moka, filter and capsules!


Paolo, as a roaster, was looking for a single origin different from the coffees already offered by Ernani. Until now, in fact, there were either deep-sea washed coffees, mainly acidic with light floral and fruity notes, or natural round and full-flavored single origins.

What was missing?

Something sweet, intense and fresh… so here is the selection of Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB Specialty Coffee.


Guatemala is a coffee from the Huehuetenango region, one of the most renowned coffee areas in the state.

It is an Arabica of Typica, Bourbon, Catuai and Caturra varieties, grown on slopes between 1350 and 1450 m above sea level.

The expert growers manually collect the ripe drupes one by one at the right point, with the method called picking, and then double-check and re-select all the cherries collected to have the most accurate selection possible.

After which they are processed with the wet, which gives a pleasant freshness and acidity in the cup, which balances its great sweetness.

Guatemala then achieved the score of 80 points, following the professional tasting performed following the protocol of SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America), with an evaluation on 5 cups.

Sensory description

A great aromatic intensity is perceived on the nose, especially if extracted in espresso.

During the tasting, sweet notes of red fruits, plums and peaches are immediately perceived, which also bring a soft and pleasant malic acidity, which fades delicately in favor of the notes of milk chocolate.

Occasion of use

The reduced quantity of caffeine makes it perfect as an afternoon or even evening coffee, for those who are not very sensitive to the energizing charge of caffeine.

It is also perfect to combine with sweets and pastries!

Suitable for

Guatemala is suitable for you if you are looking for a balanced, sweet and fresh single-origin Arabica, with a strong fruity flavor prevalence.

Medium Roasting

Everything is then enhanced by the Medium Roasting, Ernani’s distinctive signature on all its products, carried out separately for each single origin.

The Medium Roasting brings out all the natural aromas and qualities of carefully selected raw coffee to the maximum, bringing the best of each bean into the cup.

It also never makes the coffee excessively bitter, therefore perfect to be enjoyed without sugar.

Extraction methods

Here are some tips on the four possible macro extractions:

  • Espresso
  • Mocha pot
  • Paper filter
  • Capsules

Advance that Guatemala is at its best in espresso and moka.


Extracted in espresso, I recommend a dose of 8.8 / 9 g per person to obtain an intense and creamy cup, and a water temperature of 93 ° C.

On the nose you can perceive a strong scent of milk chocolate and ripe fruit, which we then find on the palate.

The acidity is soft and fresh, the sweetness enveloping, while the bitterness is completely absent.

Overall it is a good afternoon coffee, to be paired with a pastry.


It is slightly more bitter due to the extraction method and slightly higher temperatures.

Sweetness is still present, while acidity is reduced.

Overall it is a very drinkable coffee.

Paper filter

If extracted in a filter, the nose is perceived aromas mostly of dried fruit and cocoa, while the taste expresses an aromatic spectrum that is not very broad and flatter.

In my opinion, it is not at its best when extracted with filter, despite being a single origin.


It is very similar to espresso, but it differs in less bitterness and less body.

In capsules it is still available for a short time and only for a few pieces, which can be purchased in the Ernani Roastery in Milan or can be ordered online via email at [email protected], or on whatsapp at +39 375 6879940.

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