Acatenango, Antigua, Atitlan, Coban, Fraijanes, Huehuetenango, Oriente and San Marcos
August - March
Coffee production began to develop in the 1850s and has only progressed from strength to strength. The favourable and complex micro-climates across the country has given opportunity to farmers and enabled them to produce fantastically varied coffees within a small geography.
Guatemala has preserved more of the traditional Typica and Bourbon varieties of Arabica than most other Latin American growing countries; this is generally seen as the reason for the heightened complexity and quality of Guatemalan coffees.
Antigua is internationally renowned for its high-quality coffees. This region is located between three volcanoes in a valley with a climate perfect for cultivating coffee. The soils are young and optimal for coffee. The wet and dry seasons are defined for uniform maturation. The temperature ranges from 19-22 C and the altitude is between 1400 and 1600 MASL. Annual rainfall is between 800-1,200 mm and the humidity is constant at 65%.
Cofi-Com’s Guatemalan coffees range from the Organic, RFA, Bird Friendly HB Finca Ceylan to the popular SHB Huehuetenango, a great blend addition for dark chocolate/floral notes.
- CapitalGuatemala City
- Area109,000 Square Kilometers
Production3.3m 60kg Bags
- Coffee Producing
RegionsAcatenango, Antigua, Atitlan, Coban, Fraijanes, Huehuetenango, Oriente and San Marcos
- Coffee VarietalsArabigo, Bourbon, Cattura, Cautai, Typica, Maragogype.
- TerrainVolcanic Slopes, Mountains
- Altitude1,200m– 2,000m
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