Available as Wholebeans - Ground Medium Fine for filter machines - Ground Coarse for Cafetieres
Ground Fine for use in Espresso Machines.
Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast is a dark-roasted, high-grown, Central American Coffee consisting of washed arabica beans. It is the counterpart to our Guatemalan Maragogype Elephant Coffee.
When brewed, it has a deep, slightly bitter flavour well-suited to those who like a hearty brew. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring quality and consistency.
It’s worth noting, too, that Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast, as you might expect, contains a considerable amount of caffeine.
Indeed, contrary to popular belief, the roasting of the beans has little effect on how much of this stimulating chemical compound is held within. Expect around 100-120-mg per 8-oz cup - more than enough to get you out of bed in the morning.
Guatemala Maragogype - All You Need to Know
While our Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast Coffee is unmistakably Guatemalan, its name is not. The “Mara” in Maragogype originates from a Brazillian town where this arabica variety was first discovered.
What makes it distinctive is the large size of the beans. Cultivation has since taken place in Guatemala, which is the 10th largest Coffee producing country in the world.
In Central America, specifically, this country ranks second in terms of the quantity of Coffee grown and processed. The practise dates back hundreds of years to the time of Spanish colonisation in the 17th century.
However, it wasn’t until the 1800s that it became a commercially successful export crop. The reason for this sudden change in the industry is twofold.
Factors that Changed Guatemala Coffee
The first factor involved a series of political movements beginning with Guatemala’s independence from Spain in 1821. It was initially part of the First Mexican Empire until 1824, whereby it was incorporated into the Federal Republic of Central America.
Finally, in 1841, the nation became fully independent and autonomous, which coincided with the second factor: the collapse of the local indigo industry.
By 1859, having filled the void left by indigo, over a half million Coffee plants flourished in the regions of Antigua, Coban, Fraijanes and San Marcos. Production increased further when Justo Rufino Barrios (1835-1885) became president and dictator, seizing land and reserving it for Coffee farming.
More dictators, coups, civil wars and economic struggles saw Coffee sales fluctuate over the next century.
Since 1997, Guatemala’s Coffee enterprises have steadied somewhat. It now makes top-quality Coffee - including, of course, our Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast Coffee.
What’s more, we help it to reach its full potential with the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system. This process functions by using heat transference to roast the beans. Why not try it today?
Origin: Guatemala, Central America.