A Hidden Gem Situated just east of Guatemala City, the mountainous San Antonio region has been home to a robust coffee-growing tradition for generations. This coffee has been a hidden gem, known only to discerning buyers for many years, but it is now being recognized more widely for its excellence. Temperate weather and cool nights contribute to a sweet, rich cup profile with a chocolate mouth feel. Download Fact Sheet
A former mayor of the municipality wanted to create an attraction that would generate tourism for the area. She imagined a great monument unlike anything else in the world and hired an architect to make a sketch. The original, unrefined sketch is now immortalized by a giant, gangly Mickey Mouse statue in the town square.
Cold Mountain Weather San Antonio is located in the mountain ranges of central Guatemala, and coffee is grown at altitudes between 1,500 and 1,800 meters ASL. Rainfall is low, but the rich forests of the region help retain moisture and ensure good conditions for coffee growing. The cold weather slows the maturing process and allows sugars to settle in the cherries and beans, so they develop intense sweet and chocolate flavors.
Generations of Farmers Farming has been a family tradition for generations in San Antonio. Producers in the region use modern agricultural practices "inherited" in many cases from the production of other crops like tomatoes or chilies. Producers are proud of their quality, which has recently been recognized as among the best in the country.
Naturally Fermented and Sun Dried Coffee is hand picked in San Antonio, and only the ripest cherries are selected. The coffee is then depulped, naturally fermented, washed and sun dried, before being sorted and packed for export.

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New Pursuits
Coffee production is new to many farmers in San Antonio, but the region is already being recognized for its outstanding quality and passionate farmers. Many local producers already produced top-quality agricultural products, including corn and beans, and applied their expert knowledge of agricultural practices to coffee production.
Farmer Training
While we’ve had a longstanding commercial relationship in the area, our local Farmer Support Organization (FSO) is just a few years old. The response has been very positive and producers have been very excited about the technical assistance they are receiving. Our FSO is currently working together with producers in the area, building partnerships, implementing model farms and hosting workshops to help farmers improve productivity and use their resources efficiently.
GO San Antonio Fruity, dried fruit, with honey graham cracker notes.
  • Flavor Orange liquor, milk chocolate, walnut
  • Body Clean
  • Acidity Balanced
  • 1 - Fragrance/Aroma
  • 2 - Flavor
  • 3 - Acidity
  • 4 - Balance
  • 5 - Body
  • 6 - Aftertaste
  • 7 - Overall
  • Cupping Score: 85.5
  • Quality: SHB – Fancy Prep
  • Producer: 50 producers, 3-4h per producer
  • Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Pache
  • Processing: Fully washed, naturally fermented, sun-dried
  • Altitude: 1,500 to 1,800 meters ASL
  • Harvest: December to April
  • Packing: 65lb box  What’s this?
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