Guatemala produces many different types of the finest and most distinctive coffees in the world. The country has many unique coffee producing regions that have earned a positive and well-known reputation in the industry. Coffee is Guatemala’s number one export contributing to the country’s growing economic status. This type comes from the rich volcanic soils of the Santa Rosa valleys located in the south-central region of Guatemala. The central highlands of the country are ideal for growing coffee due to the high altitudes and rich soil of the surrounding volcanoes. The climate allows the coffee to mature slowly, which is said to concentrate the flavors of the coffee beans. Coffee grown in the Santa Rosa region boasts a balanced cup with notes of chocolate.