About the Origin: The origin of the name “Guatemala” is unclear, and several theories exist. “Guatemala” may mean “land of the trees” in the Maya–Toltec language.
Guatemala has had several capital cities since its conquest by Spain in 1519. Always the capital city was referred to as “Guatemala”. La Antigua Guatemala means the “Old Guatemala” and was the third capital. It was founded in 1527 as the seat of the Kingdom of Guatemala, which at that time encompassed most of Central America. It was one of the finest and richest cities colonized by Spain. Famous for its Spanish influenced Baroque architecture and old colonial churches it is now recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.
It survived devastating earthquakes in 1541 and again in 1773 so the king of Spain approved moving the capital once again in 1776 to a new location where it is today and known as Guatemala City.
If Caffeine is your goal this coffee bean is for you. Robusta is considered “The Original Energy Drink”!
White coffee, a unique espresso beverage. In the nineties a unique coffee phenomenon surfaced in Seattle. In a time of fierce competition, carts and shops were eager to have something special to offer that others did not. One innovation was the high caffeine content White Coffee Espresso. This was the Red Bull of its day. It is made from Robusta coffee beans that have twice the caffeine of Arabica coffee beans.
Extremely lightly roasted Robusta yields a nutty and toasted grain taste very different from well-roasted Arabica coffee. The roast is very light and the coffee beans are just out of the raw coffee category showing a yellowish brown or tan color. Wheelin Pete’s had to experiment with this new selection to determine the proper roast taste by cupping this coffee.
An espresso based drink using this coffee will have little or no coffee taste but a toasted barley taste that is coveted by its followers. The advantage is it has twice the caffeine, which appeals to many consumers. It works well as a Caffe Latte and Mocha; maybe even better as a White Mocha. For that matter almost any syrup for a flavored latte should be compatible.
The downside is grinding an under roasted coffee to the proper fineness for espresso extraction. Possibly grinding twice, first coarse and then finer might do the trick.
The second grind must be made by trickling the coarsely ground coffee into the grinder at a slow pace otherwise the grinder will become impacted.
Obviously grinding the harder under-roasted beans will take its toll on any grinder. First it must be powerful enough to take the extra punishment and of course the burrs will need replacement more often.
For a coffee with extra caffeine kick we mixed a 50/50 blend of Robusta, roasted as above (our recommended) and our Sumatra Mandheling, roasted dark, then ground the coffee blend for drip coffee and our local firefighters loved it.
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