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CBG 1.02 Acatenango

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To the west of Antigua, on the far side of the Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes, lies the Acatenango valley. Like Antigua, this region benefits from mineral-rich soils thanks to volcanic activity but shares the risk from larger eruptions. The climate in this region is very seasonal, with a distinct dry period. This means coffee can be fully sun-dried rather than finished in mechanical dryers, as is common in other regions of Guatemala.

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