A small country with around 125,00 coffee growers that produces an impressive 210,000,000 kilos of coffee, accounting for 40% of its agricultural export. More than 270,000 hectares are dedicated to coffee production in 8 main growing regions, 5 of which are volcanic. These are spread across the country and most of the coffee is grown around 2000 metres above sea level.
This is perfect conditions for growing high quality arabica coffee with Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica, Maragogype, Pache and Pacamara being the favoured varieties. It also boasts 300 microclimates resulting in each region having its own flavour characteristics ranging from sweet chocolately notes to citric acidity and floral aromas.
Guatamalan coffee tends to be rich with a medium to full body. Due to the high humidity and rainfall, producers favour the washed method of processing and lends itself well to the natural acidity of their coffee.
Find out how coffee is harvested and the hard work that the coffee farmers put into our lovely drink.
Read about what they do after the harvesting of coffee and the various processing methods.
Producing around 13 million bags (60KG) of coffee, Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee.
Not the largest producer with 0.5 million bags (60KG) but boy do they know how to grow coffee!
Guatemala produces around 3.5 million bags (60KG) each year and produces very high quality certified coffee.
The birthplace of coffee with wild coffees and a production of around 6.5 million bags (60KG).
The neighbour of Ethiopia yet with a very different flavour profile, Kenya produces under a million bags (60KG) of coffee each year.
Only about 0.25 million bags (60KG) are produced each year by Rwanda but we love Rwandan coffee.
With over 5 million bags (60KG) a year, India produces quite a bit of coffee and use the famous Monsooning processing method.
Over 6.5 million bags (60KG) are produced annually by Indonesia with some famous growing regions.