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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-Strong Roast (4)
Summary of taste: Honey and chocolate sweetness
Whittard recommends: Using a filter, cafetière or pour over and enjoying black or with milk according to taste
When to drink: Whenever you need a kick-start

This coffee really is the giant of all coffees! It delivers a huge taste from a huge bean, undeniably strong but without any hint of bitterness. It is a great way to kick-start the day or stave off that mid-afternoon lull.

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."

The coffee gets its name from its enormous beans, grown on Arabica bushes on small plantations on the fertile volcanic slopes of Lake Atitlan. Extremely rare and highly prized, the plantations combine their precious harvests and take them to local cooperatives to be pulped. The massive elephant beans are roasted to a deep shade of mahogany to bring out their rich full-bodied taste.

Guatemalan Elephant Coffee is a decadently rich coffee for any time of day, with a delicious hint of chocolate and oozing honey sweetness.

For the freshest and best tasting coffee, please consume within 4 weeks.


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 23 reviews

Purchased this after seeing good reviews online and it's 'great taste' award but was very disappointed. I found the taste to be bitter and weak, certainly not worth the price tag.

Posted by Loopy (24th April 2013)


Will be buying a large bag of these next weekend after trying several different beans. Very complex taste with hints of dark chocolate & no nasty after taste.

Posted by S Rogowski (13th July 2012)


Whittard shop in Southampton gave me the choice I requested, by way of smelling the coffee beans. This was the first of 5 I tried, had to come back to it. 1 kg bag bought in the shop there and then.

4 weeks later, shy of £30, have run out and, like others, need to either go back to their big shop, or wait for online delivery.

No complaints about the coffee, although it did go quickly, no one else seems to provide Whittard choice.

Posted by Pete Jackson (9th June 2012)


Great taste, best at this price

Posted by Michal (14th April 2012)


If you like you're coffee strong, but not too bitter, then this is the coffee for you. It offers a really bold taste without the downsides, and simultaneously gives a very smooth after-taste to match. Win!

Posted by Darren (9th April 2012)

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