The Antigua valley is one of Guatemala’s oldest and best-known coffee growing regions. The valley’s volcanoes and shallow water table create a dry micro-climate with low humidity, lots of sun and long, cool nights. The coffee region of Antigua is an enclosed valley formed by three volcanoes — the Agua, Acatenango and Fuego. With a flat or gently sloping terrain, it is unlike the other, more rugged coffee growing regions of Guatemala. Most of the coffee trees are planted on the valley floor, which is at 1,500 metres ASL, and some farmers cultivate the slopes of the volcanoes up to 1,700 metres ASL. Los Volcanes are a collection of small farms 40km away from the main city of Antigua.
This coffee is great as an espresso and as a light roast for drip filter and siphon. As an espresso, this medium body Antigua brings a nice balance of fruit, chocolate and zesty acidity with a velvety and viscous mouthfeel. As a drip filter, you will get apple and a hint of red berry, semi-sweet chocolate and almonds.