Coffee from the rich region of Antigua is rated one of the best in the world and very sought after. Antigua is an ancient valley city in Guatemala, and the cultural capital as well as a world heritage protected city.
Antigua is characterized by volcanic soil, lots of sun, low humidity, and high elevation. The charming town is surrounded by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. Often, the active volcano, Fuego, puffs and adds a layre of fresh volcanic mineral to the soil. In Antigua, shade is especially dense to protect the coffee plants and to provide nitrogen.
Temperature: 64 - 72º F
Rain: 32 - 48 in
Elevation: 5000 – 5600