Hazelnut, Blackberry, Grape

Variety: Caturra

Processing: Washed

Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Producers: Nicolas Ramirez Ramirez

Altitude: 2050m

Quejina has been producing coffee since Nicolas Ramirez's great-grandfather planted coffee trees on their property high in the Petatan forest. Today, Nicolas carries on that legacy by growing small lots of exceptionally high-quality coffee. Instead of doing one harvest for the entire farm at the end of the season, Nicolas harvests each lot as it is ready. This requires putting in many hours of extra labor but ensures that each coffee he grows is picked and processed at the peak of flavor. Pair that with our commitment to roasting and shipping as fresh as possible, and you're in for a treat.

In a cup of Quejina, the more savory flavors that usually lay down a base for wilder fruit notes are on full display. A strong hazelnut note stands out, providing an interesting mix of spice and sweetness that resonates throughout the brew. That isn't to say that there aren't fruit flavors in the mix as well. Blackberry tartness and a hint of grape provide some contrast to the nuttiness without overpowering the hazelnut note or adding too much acidity. Such subtle flavors can be teased out and accentuated by careful brewing, and we hope you'll take this opportunity to experiment with some new brewing techniques. We'd love to hear more about how you're making the most out of these excellent beans!

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Kirsten Barrie


Member Since
April '13
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Well balanced and bright

Stays delicious even when the coffee cools down. Mellow but also embodies the description above (hazelnut, grape, etc.)


Cathy Wood


Member Since
December '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Great for beginners, too

Layers of cheerful flavors that give beginning coffee drinkers a bright morning cup with bitterness or overwhelming aftertaste. Perfect for summer afternoons on the porch.


Jan Gibbs


Member Since
February '18

A little too acidic for me

Overall this coffee is good with interesting flavor notes but just a bit too acidic for me.


Matthew Wendler


Member Since
July '18
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Roast Too Light

It’s a relatively good cup of coffee for being a lighter roast. However, the nuances of the coffee are slightly overpowered by the acidity. A medium/dark roast on this coffee would bring out more of the oils and temper some of the acidity allowing the more nuanced flavors to shine.