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Guatemala Organic Decaf HHT Royal Select Huehuetenango


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  • CategoryOrganic Decaffeinated
  • CountryGuatemala
  • Local RegionHuehuetenango
  • VarietyBourbon, Caturra
  • Altitude (meters)1,650 masl
  • HarvestDecember - May
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedYes
  • Decaf ProcessMountain Water Process
Retail Price $9.05 / lb
Starting at $8.31 / lb
As low as $7.88 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption


This coffee is shade grown under guava, plantain and banana trees in the Huehuetenango region, surrounded by the Cuchumantanes Mountains and the Maxbal Forest Reserve..

Roast this just into the second crack and really enjoy it. The Huehue Royal Select is another of the fine decafs that we're pleased to offer. True to its origin, it has a very nice fruited brightness, balanced with background chocolate notes and a hint of florals. Brew some up, sit back, relax and enjoy!

***Due to the high order volume of this coffee you may experience a 1-2 day delay in shipping. We thank you for your patience!***

Cupping Notes: Notes of bakers chocolate, creamy and mild lemon. - Roasted at full medium.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
December 11, 2021

The best decaf I have ever roasted. I had given up on decaf but I'm a fan of Guatemalan beans and thought I'd give it a try. This one can be roasted to city plus and give you most of the character of a caffeinated bean. Reordered five pounds.

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December 15, 2020

Only need one word - Amazing! My customers love it. I stop the roast at the first signs of the 2C. Makes a nice rich, smooth and flavorful cup. Can not tell you are drinking a Decaf.

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August 22, 2019

The best organic decaf I've tasted yet--and I'm new to home roasting, so the beans have to carry part of the load in producing flavors. :> I take it solidly into 2C after a quick ramp-up then extension of 1C (Behmor 1600+ AB). It's my Coffee Posse's favorite decaf. Impressions include Mozartkugeln (confection), Calimyrna fig syrup, spiced cocoa, and "that wood--what's it called, the dark blue-red one, the shavings come off crooked." Never figured out what that meant, but it should give a sense of how engaging/evocative this bean is, and not in a gimmicky way. Just nice and solid. It's also wonderful for half-caf. Right now I'm drinking it combined with the Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue RFA and it's a corker. The two together bring up the sweet-nut, spice, and cocoa notes of each...and in a slightly different way than separately. Thanks, CBC, for bringing such amazing quality to the reach of just regular people like us.

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March 27, 2022

I probably have tried 30 different kinds of coffee and landed on this one. Very smooth with tons of flavors that are hard to describe! I started doing this (roasting) 3 years ago to find that perfect cup of coffee! This for me is it.

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March 13, 2022

Roast on the darker side FC+, wonderfully smooth.

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March 11, 2022

I can actually see me going decaf with this bean. Smooth cup every roast.

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October 29, 2021

I've been looking for a decaf bean I can enjoy at medium to medium-dark roast. At last!! I struggled finding one that didn't need to be dark just to get that sour-milk taste out (if you know, you know). And now I have a couple of other suggestions I'll try next time thanks to your input.

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October 26, 2020

The matrix describes it perfectly. By far my favorite.

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September 16, 2020

This is so good. Best decaf coffee to me. I tried Bali and I more like this Guatemala. Nice aroma, nice favor. I roasted it to 1C + 3 mins, water loss 10%.

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April 2, 2020

Best decaf coffee I've ever tasted! Taste better than some caffeinated varieties. I Great for pourover and makes a tasty cold brew. I typically roast beans between C+ & FC. These I roast just to the first few seconds of 2C to produce a rich creamy caramel flavor without the roast characteristics that I detest. Please keep this in stock!

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December 29, 2019

Best decaf organic coffee I've ever tasted!

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February 2, 2019

A bit acidic for my taste, but I got for my husband and he loved it.

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January 4, 2019

This is awesome decaf coffee.

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January 2, 2019

Took it about halfway into 2nd crack and have really enjoyed having this late day cup to enjoy. Good solid dark roast decaf choice.

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December 10, 2018

best ever organic decaf!

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August 21, 2019

I've tried so many different organic decaf beans over the years and these are the best I've ever had. Just ordered another 10#.

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March 3, 2020

There is nothing wrong with their beans. I just cannot find a decaf coffee or tea that tastes good. I know this roasted quickly. It only took about 4 minutes. The coffee reminds me of taster's choice instant coffee. I don't know why decaf tastes so different than full caffeine? Anybody have suggestions?

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