Paraiso, Guatemala

Cast Iron Coffee Roasters

Regular price £11.75

Profile: Milk Chocolate, Nectarine & Honeysuckle Aromatics


  • From the Region of Huehuetenango 
  • Grown in an altitude of 1790 masl 
  • The varietal Caturra & Catuai
  • Washed Process

This lot comes from Las Camelias farm in the La Libertad region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

In the 1950's, the Hidalgo family began to grow coffee on land located in the La Libertad Municipality, Huehuetenango. Don Silvano Hidalgo inherited a part of the farm in the 1970's from his father, named Las Camelias; getting this name as his father grew Camelia flowers in his garden.

This microlot has very subtle complexity with wonderful fruit flavours and a lovely chocolate finish and an excellent body. It can be enjoyed drunk as a filter or espresso, black or with milk. A true all-rounder!


Roast Level: light-medium

We roast this beautiful natural to a light-medium level so it is perfect for filter coffee and for espresso drinkers who enjoy sweet fruity coffees with a lovely chocolate finish.  Great drunk black or with milk.


Our Brewing Suggestions


To maximise sweetness we recommend as a starting point use 19g of coffee for a

38g shot in around 28-30 seconds. espresso. Target extraction level 19.0%


For home use, the Kalita Wave provides the perfect balance of body and complexity. As a starting point use a ratio of 32g of ground coffee with 500ml of water at approximately 95degC. Wet the bed of coffee with approximately twice its weight in water, say 60g and use a t-spoon to stir lightly to make sure all the grounds are equally saturated. Add remaining water in 3 equal measures with all water added before 2:30 mins. Total brew time should be around 3:00 - 3:15 minutes.


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Here are our general Frequently Asked Questions

If I place an order, when will it be dispatched?

We ship our orders from Monday through to Friday and we aim to ship every order received before 1pm, on the day it is received.

How long will it take to receive my order?

For UK orders, our standard shipping is with Royal Mail Tracked 48 hours so please allow two working days.  For an additional cost we can ship Royal Mail Tracked 24 hours.  For all orders over 3kg in weight we ship with DPD.  For overseas orders please allow 7-10 days for delivery.

How long after roast date should I wait until I brew my coffee?

For filter coffees please wait 5-7 days before using and for espresso please wait 7-10 days.  It will be worth it, honest!

How long will my coffee stay fresh?

Our coffee is at its optimum between day 7 to around day 30 after roast date and will be absolutely fine for up to 3 months.  Ground coffee will lose its flavour faster.

What days do you roast coffee?

We are roasting everyday, Monday through to Thursday.

Can I visit your workshop to collect my order?

Yes!  We welcome visits to the workshop.  Please do phone or email ahead for directions.

When will my subscription order be shipped?

We ship all subscription orders on the third week of every month.

Can I choose the coffee for my subscription?

Yes of course. If there is a particular coffee you would like repeated or are keen to try then please do get in contact and let us know.

What if I want to return my order or it is damaged?

We want all our customers to be 100% happy with their purchase.  If for any reason your order does not arrive in perfect condition then please email us and we will rectify the situation.

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