The Drink: Guatemala Huehue Tenango from Community Coffee
Type: Ground Medium-Dark Roast
Overall Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5 Coffee Mugs
My virtual world wide tour with Community Coffee stops next in Guatemala. That’s where I got to sample their Huehue Tenango.
This isn’t my first time running into the famous Huehuge Tenango. Last year, I ran into a SHB Huehuetenango Limonar at Buddy Brew Coffee, a roaster in Tampa. I remember loving it, so I was hoping to get the same reaction from Community Coffee’s version.
Just as sweet and beautiful as the city from which it gets its name, Guatemala Huehue Tenango coffee produces an aroma that is reminiscent of orange blossoms. The coffee beans are roasted to a medium-dark level to perfectly develop the exotic, citrusy flavor. The medium body provides just the right balance to attain a sweet, flavorful cup.
-Community Coffee Description
This was a sweet smelling cup of coffee and there was no way around it. It had a sweetness that reminded me of an orange flavored candy, a hint of lemon and just a little bit of the nuttiness that said it was a medium-dark roast.
The taste was filled with a sweetness too. There were hints of the oranges, a little bit of lemon and a slightly tartness around the edges. In the middle was nutty the medium-dark roast flavor.
Each sip was smooth, and it had a medium body, but it felt a little weak or watered down. I’m assuming that’s because it came pre-ground, but that’s the only thing I didn’t like about this coffee. The bad news is that it’s only available in ground form on the website.
If you want to try it for yourself, a 12 ounce bag is $9.69 on the Community Coffee website.
Overall, Community Coffee’s Guatemala Huehue Tenango wasn’t my favorite stop on my trip around the world with Community Coffee, but it wasn’t horrible. It earned a 3.5 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee scale. I wouldn’t mind drinking it again, but I would love to try a whole bean version of it.