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Producing Region

Acatenango, Antigua, Atitlan, Coban, Fraijanes, Huehuetenango, Oriente and San Marcos

Harvest

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.

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Origin Profile

Capital Guatemala City
Area 109,000 Square Kilometers
Population 15.5mn
Language Spanish
Currency Quetzal
Annual Production 3.3m 60kg Bags
Coffee Producing Area Not verified
Producing Regions Acatenango, Antigua, Atitlan, Coban, Fraijanes, Huehuetenango, Oriente and San Marcos
Coffee Varietals Arabigo, Bourbon, Cattura, Cautai, Typica, Maragogype.
Terrain Volcanic Slopes, Mountains
Altitude 1,200m– 2,000m
Soil Volcanic
Processing Washed

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