Huehuetenango - Waykan

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Our Waykan offerings are chosen for their pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango, with their crisp acidity reminiscent of lemon, grape, or apple, and a balance of toffee and sweet nuts, like almond. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, “waykan” means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.” The indigenous population in and around Huehuetenango plays a large role in the coffee production here, and coffee accounts either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.

For more information about coffee production in Guatemala, visit our Guatemala page.

ID# 13479

Origin Guatemala
Region Huehuetenango
Farm Various smallholder farmers
Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai Typica, Maragogype, Pache
Altitude 1600–1800 masl
Proc. Method Washed

The Cup

"Sweet, clean and citric with fruity flavors; vanilla, berry, coffee cherry, lemon and cocoa flavors."