Generally considered to be the finest premium coffee grown in Guatemala, Antigua is known to exhibit the typical Guatemalan coffee qualities which include a full body (heavier than the typical Central American coffee) and spicy flavor that is often very rich, even velvety. The coffee bean can take a Dark Roast providing a pleasing, smoky cup of brewed coffeest
Growing Altitude: 1,500 – 1,800 meters above sea level
Arabica Variety: Caturra, Bourbon
Harvest Period: December – April
Milling Process: Washed, Sun-dried
Aroma: Floral, Citrus
Flavor: Chocolate, Caramel Sweetness, Citrusy (Orange)
Acidity: Bright, Lemony
Guatemala Antigua coffees are Strictly Hard Bean coffees grown at elevations from 4,600 feet to 5,600 feet where the temperatures range from 66 to 71 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 22 Celsius). The rainfall in this region is usually between 800 mm and 1,200 mm each year with a humidity that stays relatively constant at around 65%.
Distinct dry seasons and wet seasons provide for a consistent climate that leads to a uniformity of maturation among the coffee plants, with green coffee harvesting typically occurring from January to the middle of March.
Guatemala Antigua Espresso
Guatemala’s relatively consistent climate produces world-class coffees with distinctive flavors, that shine well into a darker (“espresso”) roast.
Also see Guatemala Coffee.
Starbucks Guatemala Antigua
Select Starbucks locations have recently been carrying their own Antigua as part of their “Starbucks Reserve” offerings.