The Modest

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

From: $13.00 / month

A Delicious and Consistent Offering


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The Modest is our flagship offering and what we like to think of as the bridge to specialty coffee. We seek out coffees that feel familiar yet taste better than traditional roasted coffees for The Modest coffee subscription.


  • Coffee subscription billed monthly
  • Our most approachable coffees
  • Consistent flavor profiles
  • Beans change 4 or more times per year
  • Central and South American Origins
  • Allows for quality coffees to be purchased up to 250% over index
  • Roasts in the City+ through Full City+ range (Medium-Light through Medium-Dark)*
  • Free Modest Coffee tin to keep those beans fresh

*We roast our beans to preserve and compliment the flavors of origin. There will always be a bit of variety in our roasts in our continuing attempt to express the best that each bean has to offer.

“How many bags will I need per month?” By our calculations, one person who drinks one cup per day will go through about two bags per month.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Current Coffee


Huehuetenango is one of the most important growing regions in Guatemala. A variety of microclimates and growing altitudes of up to 2,000 meters ASL produce bright, sweet coffees with a strong body and distinctive fruit flavors. Smallholder farmers from the Mam ethnic group, one of Guatemala’s Mayan descendants, grow most of the coffee in this region, and sun-dry their coffees, giving the raw beans a beautiful green-blue hue.

Huehuetenango is located in the Western Highlands, in the northwest corner of Guatemala, and shares a border with Mexico. It's one of the few non-volcanic coffee-producing areas in the country and is known for having widely varied topography and climates that are just as diverse. The coffee producing areas are high in the mountains, up to 2,000 meters ASL in some areas. Producers in Huehue (as it is affectionately called) are often third- or fourth-generation coffee growers, but local tradition hasnÍt hindered the adoption of technology. Producers have quickly embraced the latest agricultural practices to continue to improve their farms. This blend of best practices from today and the past makes helps to create coffees that are both delicious and unique.

Producers Huehue are proud of the quality of their coffee; in many cases, farmers are 3rd or 4th generation coffee growers. Local tradition hasn’t hindered the adoption of technology though—producers have quickly embraced the latest agricultural practices to continue to improve their farms. This blend of tradition and technology makes coffee from Huehue unique in Guatemala.

Producers pick only ripe cherries during the December to April harvest. Cherries are then depulped, naturally fermented, and fully washed. Finally, most of the coffee is sun dried which contributes to the coffee’s beautiful, even, green-bluish color.and turned often to ensure even drying. When done correctly, the beans take on a beautiful green hue, and even more beautiful flavors.


Region: Candelaria, Huehuetenango
Altitude: 1500-2000 MASL

215 producers, 3-4h per producer

Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Typica, Pacamara


Jan – Feb 2016

FLAVOR Cinnamon, deep rose, burnt sugar
BODY Clean

Darker side of Medium – Full City-



12 oz, 5 LB

3 reviews for The Modest

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna Woodard

    Fresh and tasty– a great deal!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Krause

    Love the single origin! Great flavor!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Always delicious. Couldn’t be more delighted to find Modest Coffee and The Modest subscription.

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