Guatemala Guaya'b Green Coffee Beans


Guatemala Guaya'b Green Coffee Beans


These carefully-selected Green Coffee Beans are unroasted and available for our customers who are joining the growing home-roasting movement.

Tucked deep in the rainforest of northwest Guatemala, the Guaya’b Cooperative is made up of over 300 indigenous Maya-Quiche coffee farming families. The Cooperative carefully hand picks each day’s ripe fruit and process the organic and fair trade coffee in small batches on their farms. The result is a classic example of the Huehuetenango appellation: a coffee rich with cherry sweetness, lush floral notes, and a deep wine-like body. 

Roasting coffee at home can be a fun way to experiment and discover different tastes for your enjoyment, giving you a whole new way to love coffee. However - do not attempt to grind unroasted green coffee beans! They are hard enough to damage your grinder. You cannot brew green coffee beans. You must roast them in one form or another.

If you haven't yet experienced the way WE roast these amazing Guatemalan beans, try our Light Roast or Dark Roast versions, to give you a taste of what's possible:

* Guatemala Light Roast

* Guatemala Dark Roast

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Size1 lb. Bag

  • 1 lb. Bag
  • 5 lb. Bag

Customer Review

Coffee to Water Ratio

Using the correct amount of coffee will ensure that your coffee is brewed to strength, without over-extracting or under-extracting the coffee to compensate for an inappropriate dose. We recommend 2 grams of coffee for every fluid ounce of water used to brew. Weighing coffee is the most accurate way to measure the appropriate dose. If a scale is not available, we recommend 2 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee for every 5 ounces of water used to brew.

Grind Size

Producing the correct particle size in ground coffee is one of the most important steps in coffee brewing. In general, a finer grind will produce a more intense brew and a coarser grind will produce a less intense brew. At the same time, a grind that is too fine will produce an over-extracted, astringent brew, and a grind that is too coarse will produce a weak, under-extracted brew lacking flavor. In pour-over methods, grind size also affects the rate of extraction, as water will pass more slowly through a finer grind, and more quickly through a coarser grind. We strongly recommend burr grinders over blade grinders.

Water Temperature and Quality

Water temperature dramatically affects the extraction of coffee’s flavor during brewing. We recommend brewing with water at 200-202° Fahrenheit for best results. Using fresh, clean, chlorine-free water is essential. 

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