Spicy and smoky. Guatemalan coffees tend to have a full or medium body with rich flavor. Coffees grown in the central highlands exhibit a floral acidity often with hints of spicy or chocolaty flavors.
Despite being a relatively small country, Guatemala has a lot to offer. Its sweet-tasting coffee beans are just the beginning. It’s one of the most climatically diverse nations in the world, is home to 21 Mayan dialects, and grows coffee with a wide array of flavor profiles.
Guatemala is a country of volcanoes (37 to be exact) so it has perfect coffee-growing soil. The country also has mountains, and beaches on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. From the Cuchamatán Mountains in the western highlands, to coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, this small country is marked by contrasts.
Guatemala is the third-largest country in Central America. It’s about the size of Tennessee. Within Guatemala’s relatively small footprint are 14 distinct ecosystems. The terrain includes belching volcanoes, sweltering tropical coasts, dense jungles, and chilly highlands.
Guatemalan coffee is grown at elevations between 4,000 feet and 6,000 feet above sea level where rainfall averages about 4,500 mm annually and an average humidity of about 75%.
Guatemalans fly kites to honor their dead.
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