Guatemala El Fogon 4.8 stars, based on 5 reviews
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By Lizzie Powell

Guatemala El Fogon


The coffee crowd pleaser. See further product details below.


This is my son Ollie’s favourite coffee. It’s the one he first tried when he was helping me out at the home roastery after school when he was only just a teenager. So, it has a special place in our heart and it’s still his favourite now to drink as well as one of his favourites to roast.

It’s a typical South American coffee  with its indicative flavours of vanilla and cocoa. The light-bodied sweetness makes it a coffee that is a real crowd pleaser and ideal for ending a nice meal. Fantastic to drink on its own but also works extremely well in blended coffees, in fact it appears in 3 of our 5 blends.

Coffee arrived in Guatemala from the Caribbean around 1700 and local cultivation began shortly after. Commercial export of Guatemalan Coffee Beans did not begin until the mid 1800’s.

What You Will receive

All our single origin coffees are freshly roasted by us at our traditional family-run coffee roastery in rural Kent. Following your order, you will receive a bag of coffee that is very much a premium product, where the aromas and flavours will be exceptionally delicious and remarkably better than what you may be used to from the supermarket.

About Brewing This Coffee

This coffee works fantastically well in all brewing equipment, including espresso / cappuccino machines, cafetiere pots, paper / metal filter brewers, and Turkish brewers.


Region – The south of Guatemala 
Growing Altitude – 1100-1750 
metres above sea level 
Arabica Variety – Pache, Caturra 
Typical Harvest Period – November – March 
Milling Process – Fully washed 
Aroma – Cherries and berries 

Flavour  - Spice and chocolate 
Body - Rich body 
Acidity – Low acidity 

Cup Characteristics

 With its surprisingly deep, rich body and muted overtones, our premium grade Guatemalan 'El Fogon' Arabica rich body, with spice and chocolate flavour hints.


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Definitely one of our favourites and a repeated order. We love it for cafetiere brewing, and the low acidity makes a gentle morning drink.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Piers Anderson
Date: Thursday 30 April, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Thank you for your review Piers,
We couldn't put it any better ourselves. This is the favourite of our very own Ollie!
Stay safe and well.
Best wishes The Bean Team.
As usual from the Coffee Bean Shop, another high quality coffee. I would describe it as an "all-day" coffee. At first I thought it was merely 'pleasant', but then it grows on you. I usually mix up my own blend from the CBS (Monsoon, Costa Rican, Colombian and Yirgacheffe) for all day drinking - but now I would consider this as a suitable substitute once in a while. (Actually, this is high praise indeed, as it took me years to find the Monsoon blend.)
The Coffee Bean Shop does it again!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By St John Hattersley
Date: Saturday 25 April, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Thank you for your review St John.
We are definitely in agreement with you on this one. We'll have to give your blend a try!
Stay safe and well.
Best wishes, The Bean Team.
I cant imagine ever leaving a poor review for any of the beans bought through this shop. This was a lovely cup. Slightly more bitter than the others I have tried but that's exactly as expected. Again - finished the bag so quickly, it must have been great!Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]By Rhi Lofthouse
Date: Sunday 12 April, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Thank you for you review Rhi.
Our Guatemala El Fogon is actually the favourite of our Ollie here. A little stronger in flavour than others but has always proved popular!
Stay safe and well.
Best wishes, the Bean Team
Just opening the bag and smelling the rich, chocolate aroma, tells you that you are in for a good cup of coffee. Great flavour, very smooth with just the right amount of bitterness when made strong. I always look forward to a good cup of EL FOGON.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Sam Disney
Date: Thursday 08 March, 2018
This is a deep rich flavor coffee with a warm spicy note, personally I think this is a good all-round coffee. And will be buying this one again and again.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Tina Priest
Date: Monday 23 September, 2013

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