Guatemala – Huehuetenango

(6 customer reviews)


The Modest

Medium – Full City


SKU: MOD-SING Category:



There are plenty of obstacles to cultivating and exporting coffee from the department of Huehuetenango. The terrain is rugged, and the weather is extreme. But coffee grows well here, and indigenous families with farms that average just a few acres in size have partnered with an export company called UNEX to overcome the obstacles. Each family uses their own micro-mill to process their harvest, which allows for meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. UNEX has a centralized warehouse to store dried parchment until it is time to move the coffee across the country along rough roads to Guatemala City where the coffee is prepared for export. Through UNEX, producers have gained access to technical assistance for managing their farms with the best organic practices. Using materials like coffee pulp to make organic fertilizers has helped reduce the transportation costs associated with purchasing fertilizer from afar, and at the same time, creates an abundant source of fertilizer that ensures better yields and quality. UNEX has also established funds for mobile clinics that can provide healthcare in the most remote indigenous communities.


Region: San Pedro Necta, Santiago Chimaltenango, Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Union Cantinil, La Libertad, and La Democracia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Altitude: 1500 – 1900 MASL
Harvest: October – February

Coffee producers from San Pedro Necta, Santiago Chimaltenango, Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Union Cantinil, La Libertad, and La Democracia

Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Catuai

Fully washed and dried in the sun

FLAVOR Dark chocolate, caramel, fruity
BODY Medium

Darker side of Medium – Full City

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6 reviews for Guatemala – Huehuetenango

  1. kristinemicheles (verified owner)

    Delicious! Our go-to coffee of choice now!

  2. Mariah Torres (verified owner)

    Good flavor and robust. Good mouth feel- thickness and richness. Not too acidic. Will definitely continue to drink and purchase.

  3. TITTU (verified owner)

    Still dialing this in Peru – San Ignacio (Medium – Full City)
    The nose is beautiful and as described
    Lot of cocoa and dark chocolate notes on this one

  4. bulwark (verified owner)

    …just wanted to add this the Peru – San Ignacio (Medium – Full City) makes a wonderful espresso-flat white!

  5. Scott Ligon (verified owner)

    Best coffe in Chicago! Can’t stop buying it.

  6. John Venditti (verified owner)

    I have been drinking Modest for over 2 years now and it has been consistently the best coffee I have ever had. You may change the flavors seasonally but it always is a smooth coffee with a fantastic flavor that never upsets my stomach and it fits any time of day. Morning cup, afternoon, or dinner. You have ruined me for any and all other coffee.

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