Harvest – August thru March
2010 Arabica Export Production = 3,437,279 60kg bags
About the size of Tennessee, Guatemala offers an astonishingly wide range of climates, resulting in eight growing regions within the country. Each region presents a distinct flavor profile. These are established and administered by the Asociacion Nacional del Cafe (Anacafe). If a coffee from a particular region does not meet the respective flavor profile, it can not be marked with the regional designation. The eight regions include Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente and Volcanic San Marcos. While all of these regions produce exceptional coffee, perhaps the most well-regarded comes from Antigua, a valley surrounded by three volcanoes. With nearly perfect conditions, coffee from this region is grown between 4,600 − 5,600 feet in elevation. Its complexity and range within the unmistakable flavor profile are what make this a special origin.