Guatemala is one of the more popular coffees by the general public. By the late 1800s, Guatemala was exporting more nearly 300 million pounds of coffee annually. Until 2011, it was among the five largest coffee-producing countries in the world.
In 2012, Guatemala started struggling with coffee-leaf rust causing a reduction in yields of up to 25%. This caused Honduras to surpass Guatemala in coffee yields.
Around 500,000 people work in the coffee industry in Guatemala. And although Spanish is the official language there are 23 different tribal languages spoken through Guatemala. The average farm size is 1-50 hectares so farm coops play a key role in helping small farms get there coffee to market and to maintain coffee quality.
Most of Guatemala coffees are washed giving them a clean taste. When ever available we try to buy coffee in GrainPro bags to lock in the flavor of the coffee bean and preserve freshness of the green bean before we roast the coffee.
Guatemala remains a favorite among coffee drinkers around the world. Click here to learn more about Guatemala Antigua coffee.
October - February
Fully washed and dried in the sun