Antigua, Guatemala, one of the best known coffee region is a valley surrounded by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego y Acatenago. The landscape containing rich volcanic soil, low humidity, and lots of sun, make for some of Guatemala’s most extraordinary coffees.
The Fuego Volcano is still an active volcano and every once in a while it erupts, adding a fresh dusting mineral-rich ash to Antigua soil. This ash helps to retain the soil moisture and contributes to coffee development., which helps offset Antigua’s low rainfall.
In Antigua, the shade is especially dense to protect the coffee plants from the region’s occasional frost.
Tasting Profile: Dark chocolate, bright fruit, butterscotch.
Grower: Smallholder farmers from Antigua
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, & Typica
Region: Antigua Guatemala
Altitude: 1200-1616 M
Soil Type: Volcanic Loam
Process: Fully washed and sun dried.