SHG Coffee -top green coffee beans Strictly High Grown (SHG) Coffee – also known as Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) Coffee – is coffee grown altitudes more than 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) above sea level.
When coffee beans are grown at higher elevations, they develop slowly. This means more nutrients are delivered to the beans, allowing for a high nutrient concentration. While the high quality often means a more expensive product, it also results in a healthier and more flavorful coffee.
The inherent consistency and taste attributes of high grown beans makes them more desirable, and generally more expensive, than coffees grown at lower elevations.