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ATITLÁN, GUATEMALA

Guatemala has five volcanic coffee regions, of which Atitlán benefits from the most bountiful soil. The cultivation of the region’s coffee occurs along the slopes of the volcanoes that line Lake Atitlán.

 

The area is privy to a microclimate influenced by the Xocomil winds, which cause strong waves on the lake and touch on the cultivation grounds. Xocomil translates as 'sins', and it is said that the wind picks up the sins of the population living around the lake.

The skill in cultivating and processing coffee in this region is a highly evolved tradition, resulting in great coffee quality.