October's Coffee of the Month
Origin: Guatemala, Central America
Roast: Medium Roast (3)
Summary of taste: Sweet honey with a hint of spice and chocolate
Whittard recommend: Using a filter, cafetière or pour over and enjoying black or with milk according to taste
When to drink: Evening
The plantations peppered around the Guatemalan city of Antigua produce some of the best coffee the country has to offer. Cultivated at high altitude in the mineral-rich soil of a land smouldering with volcanoes, this particular single origin coffee grows slowly under the shade of the forest, resulting in an exceptionally layered taste profile.
With a wonderfully sweet and honeyed character, intensified by notes of spice and chocolate and a bright white grape acidity, Guatemala Antigua Coffee is one of our experts’ favourite brews – irresistibly intriguing and unashamedly complex, it’s something of a conversation starter…