NUEVO ORIENTE, GUATEMALA
Since the 1950’s, small holders have been growing the majority of the coffee produced in Nuevo Oriente. Gradually, most of the farms located in the mountainous area have started producing coffee - responding to the increasing global demand for speciality.
This rainy and cloudy region has soil components that are quite interesting for that of volcanic terrain. The soil contains metamorphic rock rich in minerals and nutrients, which is very different compared to other regions with volcanic activity.