The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Guatemala

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Growing Regions

CBG 1.02 Acatenango

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.