These beans are grown in the village of El Coyequal in Huehuetenango – the most western part of Guatemala, nearly on the Mexican border. This village is unique in that it meets several famous coffee-producing areas in every direction. The village itself is made up of only roughly 500 people, who pick and sort this coffee by hand.
The area of in which this coffee is from is enclosed in a valley and receives most of its rain between September and December. The ripening of the coffee cherries occurs as soon as the rain stops. After this rain period, the region becomes very dry and hot, making for a quick harvest.