Huehuetenango is often referred to as “Huehue.”
Pronunciation guide: The “Hue” is pronounced like the “whe” in where. “Whe-whe”
With altitudes over 2,000 meters, Huehue is the highest and driest region of Guatemala. It is only one of three regions without volcanic soil. Historically, it has been one of the more remote areas of the country and accessibility has been challenging. In the past, many farmers have used oxen or have carried their coffees on their back. Huehuetenango enjoys easy access to water sources, enabling many producers to process their own coffee.