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Your Coffee Import: A Spotlight on Guatemala

We’ve told you about what makes Colombian coffee taste so good. Now we are putting the spotlight on Guatemala. Coffee has long been an important part of the economy of the nation, and Guatemala is one of Central America’s top producers of coffee. Guatemala is located on the North American continent, and is the northernmost of the Central American nations. It consists of three main regions—the cool highlands with the heaviest population, the tropical area along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the tropical jungle in the northern lowlands. In these highlands of Guatemala, much of the world’s best coffee is produced. Most Guatemalan coffee is grown in shade, from the large farms to the thickets of small growers. Coffee grown under the proper level of shade takes longer to mature, which encourages the development of rich and complex flavors. Guatemala is known worldwide for this practice of shade grown coffee. Guatemalan coffee beans are characteristically denser, larger and showcase more complex aromas and natural flavors. You can sample some of the flavors of Guatemala while at the office, or in the comfort of your home, courtesy of CoffeeAM. If your mouth is watering for those authentic flavors, then try some of our favorite Guatemalan blends. 

Guatemala Antigua Coffee

Savor the rich, gourmet, medium roast of this coffee, which has uniquely smoky and chocolaty undertones with hints of spice. It hails from the Antigua region of Guatemala, which has the ideal conditions for coffee growth. The soothing aroma and smooth flavor makes it a treat to all the senses.

Organic Guatemala 'Santiago Atitlan' Fair-Trade Coffee

This gourmet medium roast has consistently delighted customers with its smooth and robust flavor, that doesn’t have the harshness of the heavier roasts. You don’t have to be a coffee connoisseur to see why its natural flavor is being recommended over and over again.

Just a cup of these delicious coffees will allow you to develop a new found appreciation of the coffees’ cultural roots in the heart of Guatemala. Hearty flavors attained from cultivation in optimal conditions will be worth sharing time and time again. Be sure to try all of our ethnic single-origin blends and you are sure to find your flavor fit.
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