Guatemalan Coffee FTW!

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Coffee Berries from Antigua Guatemala

Another crop that I have found on my walks through the hills on the skirt of Volcán de Agua is coffee. These coffee berries are grown on public municipal land about 30 minutes away from the village of San Pedro Las Huertas on the skirt of Hunajpú volcano, also known as Agua.

According to Anacafé, Guatemalan National Coffee Association, there are eight distinct strictly hard bean quality coffees in Guatemala.

8 Regional Coffees

Since the early 1990s, we have led a pioneering effort to define the country’s coffee-producing regions based of geographic, climatic, and coffee characteristics and cup profiles.

As a result, eight distinct regions producing Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) quality coffees within defined microclimates have been identified, awarding coffee enthusiast with eight specialty coffees with unique characteristics. (source: Guatemalan Coffees/Anacafé)

The eight coffee regions are: Acatenango Valley, Antigua Coffee ®, Traditional Atitlán, Rainforest Cobán, Fraijanes Plateau, Highland Huehue, New Oriente and Volcanic San Marcos. As always, follow the white rabbit (the links) to learn the specifics of the premium coffees of Guatemala.

How many Guatemalan regional coffees have you tried?

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