The marimba is a traditional musical instrument throughout Guatemala and Central America and a key instrument in Guatemalan folkloric music. It is also one of the national symbols of the country and is very representative in the department of Huehuetenango, as it is always present in regional festivals and coffee celebrations. Marimba music is highly valued and appreciated in Huehuetenango, which means “place of the ancients” in the ancient Mayan civilization.
There is a great diversity of native plants and wildlife (flora and fauna) in the coffee-growing area. The structure of the soil is sandy and clayey, with a slope of 25%, so the plots have buffer zones to prevent contamination of the coffee. The growers who contribute to this coffee are located in the beautiful and steep mountains of Huehuetenango, in the municipalities of San Antonio Huista and Concepcion Huista. The word “huista” comes from Nahuatl and means a place where there are many thorns. The area has different microclimates that allow the harvesting of other products that serve the livelihood of the families. Therefore, these two communities are considered sacred by their inhabitants. They perform traditional rituals to invoke abundant rains for their crops such as coffee, corn, beans, and other staples for sale and local consumption.
This organic coffee has notes of brown sugar, strawberry, peach, malic acid, a silky body, and a sweet, lingering aftertaste.
San Antonio Huista, Nueva Concepción Huista
1.500 – 1.850 MASL