Coffee of the Moment – Guatemalan Antigua Acate
Our latest Coffee of the Moment arrives from the fertile volcanic soils of Antigua, Guatemala. This little-washed, and sun-dried gem is grown in rich, volcanic soil. The rainforest conditions are a perfect recipe for producing an elegant, refined, Arabica coffee with a smooth finish. The Guatemalan Antigua Acate is a highly fragrant coffee with notes of milk chocolate and spices. it boasts well-rounded body, a pleasant brightness, and is well suited to all styles of coffee.
The Antigua Region
Antigua is internationally renowned for its high-quality coffee. Guatemalan Antigua coffee has a full and velvety body. It also possess a rich and lively aroma, and a fine acidity. Antigua is located in a valley surrounded by three impressive volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango in central Guatemala, The climate is perfect for cultivating coffee, while the soils are young and optimal for growing coffee.
Temperatures range from 19-22 C0 and annual rainfall is between 800 – 1200 mm and the humidity is constant at 65%. The low humidity and dense shade trees, combined with the region’s shallow water table produces a distinct dry microclimate within the coffee fields. This microclimate produces a coffee with crisp sparkling acidity and full body, with intense flavour characteristics.
TheAntigua coffee is grown in the shade at 1500 to 1700 meters above sea level. It is grown at these high altitudes mature slower and grow denser, thus improving the attributes of body and acidity in the cup.