Las Peñas - Guatemala


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Our new bean from Guatemala is here! It's super easy drinking coffee and perfect for the mornings to wake up your taste buds. In the cup, you'll find a pleasant rhubarb tart acidity, huge body and ripe gooseberry sweetness. The brew finishes smoothly, with just a hint of fine black tea.

In espresso, this coffee is super comforting. The acidity is way less prominent than in filter brews and it makes for a delicious flat white where nutty, malty and chocolatey flavours come to the fore. 

Farm: Las Peñas

Origin: Aldea el Pajal, San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon and Mundo Novo

Processing: Washed

Roast degree: Medium (

Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more)

You can get more sensory information about the coffee by looking at the diagrams in the images above. If you need to know how these work, just click here.

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IMPORTANT: Please read our short Coffee Bean Care Guide here

Want to know more about this coffee? Read on......

When Pedro started growing coffee 30 years ago, a lot of producers were focused
on producing quantity. Pedro however, has always focused on quality and proudly

Las Peñas is the name Pedro landed on for his farm, due to the very large limestone
rocks and crags that form part of his plot. These geological features trap organic
matter and keep the land from eroding.


“Since we began working in coffee we’ve focused strongly on quality. In 2011 we
won a competition with our coffee and this has motivated us to improve our
processes even more so we can achieve an even higher quality.”


Once the ripest cherries on Pedro’s farm are picked, they are immediately transported to the depulper. After the fleshy fruit of the coffee cherries has been removed, the coffee goes into the fermentation tank. The fermentation tank is a concrete basin, lined with ceramic tiles. The beans are dry fermented, a process that saves the use of water.
The coffee is fermented for approximately 32 hours. After the fermentation is complete, the coffee is rinsed and moved into a bath of clean water. Here it rests for another 12 hours.

The parchment coffee is completely clean now and ready to be dried. The coffee from the Las Peñas lot is dried inbthe direct sun for 6 hours over the duration of 6 days. Pedro makes sure that the coffee dries evenly by only having it dry in the sun from 9 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. While it dries, Pedro makes sure that the beans are dried every 20 minutes.

Pedro’s is committed to produce the best green coffee he can and his precise way of tackling the processing ensures a high quality cup!

Remember! - Shipping by DPD is FREE on orders which contain more than 1kg of coffee. You can mix and match varieties and bag sizes however you please. Single 250g bags go by Royal Mail 24 Large Letter Post and cost £1.95. To see all shipping options, click here.

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