Our Coffee Region

New Oriente - Guatemalan Coffees
In this region, coffee has been cultivated since the 1950s. Today, virtually every farm on the mountain has become a coffee-producing unit and what was once one of the poorest and most isolated areas of Guatemala is vibrant and growing.  Rainy and cloudy, Oriente is located on a former volcanic range. Its soil is made of metamorphic rock: balanced in minerals and quite different from soils in regions which have seen volcanic activity since coffee was first planted.

Region profile

  • 64 - 77ºF
  • 72 - 80 in
  • 70 - 80%
  • 4300 - 5600 ft

Oriente in the cup