Great Taste Gold 2011 (1 Star)
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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 29 reviews

This is a great coffee and certainly not bitter and weak as described by Loopy. But then I suppose she is loopy. Christina Firth's review is about bang on- the coffee is deep, mellow with chocolaty overtones. BUT these are BIG beans and they don't flow through my coffee machine well and I imagine this will be a problem with most machines with built in grinders, so unless you are happy to stand over the machine pushing them through or are hand grinding and using a cafetiere I would avoid. Would have been 5 stars for taste but one off for convenience issues!

Posted by Rick Dewhirst (9th July 2013)


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)

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