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Guatemala Micro Climates


I have learned over the years that the micro-climates vary dramatically within Guatemala. One region will have very distinct rich, nutritious soil and plentiful rainfall, neighbored closely by a region that is bursting with mostly sunshine. For example, Antiqua produces exceptional coffee that bursts from great soil.  Sadly, there will be a farm right next door where the soil looks like something you’d make roads with, and little nutritious value whatsoever.  Another example is Coban, a region that gets much more rainfall than other the other.  The more mountainous an area,  the more differentiation in the growing conditions.  Additionally, Guatemala is such a narrow country it is greatly influenced by the ocean and Carribbean from either side.  All of this variety produced some exceptional coffee that we use to incorporate complexity in our blends.