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Guatemala Elephant Coffee

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April's Coffee of the Month

Origin: Guatemala, Central America
Body: Full-bodied
Roast: Medium/Dark Roast (4)
Summary of taste: Honey and chocolate sweetness
Whittard recommends: Using an AeroPress, Stove Top or Cafetière and enjoying black or with milk according to taste
When to drink: Whenever you need a kick-start

They say an elephant never forgets, and this bold-tasting bean is likely to leave a lasting impression.

Cultivated on the fertile volcanic slopes of Lake Atitlán, the giant, glossy Guatemala Maragogype beans are quite a curiosity, dwarfing most other beans at almost triple the size! They also trumpet a bold flavour, with deep roasted bass tones, soft fruity top notes, finished with a smooth, well-balanced chocolatey sweetness. A Gold Winner of the Great Taste Awards in 2011, the judges described our Guatemala Elephant Coffee as a "heavy roast that actually delivers. Well balanced flavours. No ashiness and some gentle chocolate notes. Big, brave and bold - and it worked."
With its striking wholebeans and complex taste profile, Guatemala Elephant has well-earned status as one of the best-loved coffees in our range. To celebrate, we’ve given it a brand new look as part of our collection of beautiful filled caddies – crown this big-tasting coffee king of your kitchen shelf.


Pure Guatemala arabica beans from El Platanillo estate.

Packed in an environment where nuts are handled.

Brew a Perfect Cup

Follow the manufacturer's equipment instructions Always use fresh water. Use water just off the boil so you don't scald the coffee. Do not re-heat brewed coffee.

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Average customer rating based on 28 reviews

A long-time favourite, this coffee. We discovered it just after we got married and have been buying Guatamala Elephant coffee beans ever since. Store them in the freezer and take them out when we fancy a special cup of coffee.

Posted by JMcN (13th April 2015)


This was one of the first beans I ever sampled from Whittards and I could never forget that beautiful, smooth, earthy flavour.
Having bought some more I still love the taste and is by far one of my favourite beans.
I use an electric grinder to grind my beans fresh each day, taking them to work in an air tight container and using a French press to brew the coffee.
My preference is black with no sugar but I like a strong flavour

Posted by Richard (9th April 2015)


I brought this coffee for my parents and sister to share with some vanilla syrup, at first I was really looking forward to so when we had some I was really shocked because it was delightful smooth and not to strong, 2 sugars for me and this is perfect.

Posted by Ben (1st January 2015)


This coffee is my Whittards favourite: it is strong, full bodied, but with no bitter aftertaste. It is best drunk black without sugar.
I use a Cuissinart coffee maker and I've found that the Expresso grind is best for my machine.
After all the shops in my vicinity closed, I missed Whittards so much that I started buying in bulk online.
I always have at least two 250g bags of Guatemala Elephant in my freezer and start getting withdrawal symptoms if I have only one bag!!!

Posted by Patricia Green (29th December 2014)


I honestly think this coffee is barely drinkable. This is better than the cheaper instant coffees, but that's about the best thing I can say. It brews very harshly and generally has a burnt taste. The coffee was not particularly fresh either and had a stale taste to it. It reminds me of a certain well known chain (known for it's over roasting) when you get the bottom of the barrel a few hours after it has been brewed; and this is fresh from an aeropress.

Posted by Alex (16th November 2014)

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