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Guatemala Quetzal Huehuetenango

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

At Conscious Cup, we’ve been sourcing coffees from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, since 2006. The Quetzal Program, inspired by the success of “Regional Select - Waykan,” highlights Guatemala’s regional diversity and supports producers. This initiative allows us to buy more and pay more for high-quality coffees, supporting producers and offering a broader range of exceptional coffees. Huehuetenango's rich volcanic soil and farmers' expertise yield high-quality Arabica beans, including chocolatey volume offerings and fruit-forward microlots.

Guatemala’s coffee sector, mostly smallholder farmers from over 20 indigenous groups, formed Anacafé in 1960. An outbreak of coffee-leaf rust in 2012 reduced yields by up to 25%, leading to a state of emergency. Farmers used chemical and organic treatments, pruning, reducing shade plants, and replacing susceptible varieties with resistant ones. Anacafé collaborates with World Coffee Research to develop rust-resistant varieties and enhance productivity for smallholder farmers.


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Huehuetenango, located in Western Guatemala bordering Mexico, is renowned for producing some of the finest coffees in Latin America due to its climate, altitude, water sources, and traditional varieties. The unique geography, with high altitudes and diverse microclimates, and the protection from frost provided by the Cuchumatanes Mountains, create ideal growing conditions.

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Cane Sugar


Huehuetenango, Guatemala


Finca El Orvo




74110 Heirloom Sub-Varietal



Brew as you like, but our roasting team suggests:

Simple AeroPress Recipe

This natural micro lot Guatemalan coffee is truly exceptional, boasting bright fruit tones that are perfectly complemented by notes of praline chocolate and a fruity sweet acidity. When brewed with the AeroPress, these delectable flavors are heightened, showcasing the coffee's vibrant and complex profile.

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