La Voz Coffee Cooperative | San Juan La Laguna, have you ever stopped and asked yourself what goes into your morning cup of coffee? From tree to cup there is so much more that goes in to your morning cup of java then what you realize.
La Voz Coffee Cooperative | San Juan La Laguna
In the highlands of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala grows some of the most distinctive and aromatic coffee in the world.
The environment is ideal in this part of the world for growing coffee—the region has a cooler climate than most other parts of Guatemala, there is plentiful and consistent rainfall each year, and the area is surrounded by the rich soils of the Atitlán, Toliman and the San Pedro volcanoes.
Coffee can be grown under shaded or full-sun conditions.
Coffee fincas dot the basin surrounding Lake Atitlan. Many of these coffee farmers are organized into cooperatives that run their own mill and run the production process themselves from growing, harvesting, and cleaning and drying the berries.
While coffee can be grown under shaded or full-sun conditions, the Guatemalan’s coffee farmers of Lake Atitlan have mastered the development of growing coffee under large trees used for shading.
While it takes longer for the coffee to ripen growing under these shaded conditions it generally produces a slow-maturing, larger bean with richer and complex flavors.
In Guatemala, coffee harvest season runs from November through January. If you are visiting Guatemala during those months we invite you to join us in Lake Atitlan Guatemala for a coffee tour from tree to cup. For more information click on Lake Atitlan Coffee Tour.