The Antigua Valley in Guatemala has always been the most famous coffee-producing region in Guatemala. The micro-climate of the Antigua Valley provides excellent conditions for growing coffee, and its uniqueness is known all over the world. The road to fame for this region began with the exceptional coffee that was discovered by certain Japanese coffee traders decades ago. The combination of rich volcanic soil, low humidity, abundant sunshine and strong contrast between day and night temperature has created the personality of Antigua coffee. The valley is made up of three volcanoes: Agua, Acatenango and Fuego. Every once in a while Fuego Volcano adds fresh, rich ash to the environment. These volcanic ash are rich in minerals, but also provide soil growth conditions, help retain moisture to resist Antigua's dry climate. Like all coffee grown in Guatemala, Antigua coffee is grown under shade trees that not only protect the coffee from the cold December-January nights, but also create an ecological corridor To the wildlife in this subtropical zone.
Climate: The climate of this region is mild with an average annual temperature of 22°C. The Antigua Valley is protected from the northern winds by mountains and volcanoes.
Altitude: Located at an altitude of 1500 meters, it produces extremely hard bean (SHB) quality coffee.
Weather: The rainy season lasts six months from May to October and the dry season from November to April. The dry season November-January has a cool temperature of around 14°C, while February-April is warm with an average of 24°C. Such a unique climate has created a special coffee producing area. The average annual rainfall is about 1200-1500 mm.
Soil: Volcanic soil mixed with fresh volcanic ash is very rich in minerals and nutrients, ideal for growing coffee. This area and valley used to be a lake, so the sediments left behind make the land fertile and have a strong character, affecting the unique quality of the coffee.
Planting: Most of the coffee is Arabica Bourbon and is grown in the shade of the Gravilea tree. The coffee is picked and selected carefully by hand when it is ripe, and then transported to the La Esperanza washing place on the outskirts of Antigua.
Coffee processing method: The coffee is carefully processed in the washing field, and the coffee beans are separated by a peeling machine. The final pulp is then removed through a fermentation process and washed with clean water. The coffee is 75% sun-dried. Drying is carefully done according to customer needs and ensures consistent quality from bag to bag, from batch to batch.
Season: Flowering begins in late April or early May, harvesting period is from December to March. Such high-quality green coffee beans are usually available in mid-January.
- Product name: Antigua Selected - Margarita Coffee
-Producing area: Antigua Volcano producing area
- Planting altitude: 1500-1700m
- Treatment method: washing treatment method
- Variety: Peaberry
- Annual rainfall: 800 - 1200mm
- Soil: Volcanic soil and pumice
- Shade tree: Gravilea
－Production Season: 2020-21 Crop
- Moisture content: 11.2%
- Density: 815g/L
- Flavor: Nutty, chocolate flavor.