Patzún is a subregion of Chimaltenango located within close proximity to Lake Atitlan. The road to the coffee producing area of Patún is a beautiful one as, after climbing well above 2,000 meters above sea level, you slowly descend from the yellows and browns of corn growing country into a rather small, heavily shaded canyon which is home to this coffee. This area is one of the most well shaded farms that I've seen in Central America. The coffee trees are protected under an excellent canopy. Another unique aspect of this region is the heavy dose Typica varietals we've found planted among the Bourbon and Caturra. This most definitely lends to the also unique flavor profile we find in Patzún. Processing here is fairly standard as far as Guatemala is considered, though perhaps undergo longer fermentation, which results in some fruitier cups than the typical Antiguan coffee we carry. After depulping the coffee beans are fermented up to 24-36 hours, washed in long channels and sun-dried on patios. On a side note, the farms from which we buy are Patzún coffee are home to some older, beautiful Mayan relics. They're something special and add an aura of the old world when visiting.