Velo Coffee Roasters

Washed Guatemala - Waykan

Sale price Price $16.45 Regular price


10 oz. box of whole bean coffee

Process: Washed
Origin: Guatemala
Region: Huehuetenango
Elevation: 1400-2200 MASL
Variety: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Maragogype, Pache
Harvest: December - May

Importer Notes

Our Waykan offerings are chosen for their pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango, with their crisp acidity reminiscent of lemon, grape, or apple, and a balance of toffee and sweet nuts, like almond. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, “waykan” means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.” The indigenous population in and around Huehuetenango plays a large role in the coffee production here, and coffee accounts either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.