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Lake Attilan Guatemala Weather Forecast 2014

Welcome to Guatemala Weather Forecast, your daily fast look at what’s happening climate-wise in places you want to visit in Guatemala. The 2014 Guatemala Weather Forecast is brought to you daily on this web sites and others on the Guatemala Weather Forecast Travel Network part of  Lesman Yokobsen who is a recognized for his role as Guatemala’s Chief Meteorologist.

English: lake Atitlan, Guatemala. From right t...

English: lake Atitlan, Guatemala. From right to left: San Pedro volcano, Tolimán and Atitlán volcano. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Guatemala Weather for 2013 delivered more then ample rain for the Guatemala Coffee Harvest. As we enter 2014 Coffee harvest the Guatemala Weather continues under sunny skies allowing for great drying of Organic Coffee throughout the Lake Atitlan Guatemala Coffee Region.

Last weekend I had the privilege of visiting La Voz Cooperative, a coffee cooperative, that is located in the stunningly beautiful Lake Atitlan region of the Western Highlands of Guatemala.  Lake Atitlán provides an ideal environment for growing coffee—the region has a cooler climate than most other parts of Guatemala, there is plentiful and consistent rainfall each year, and the area is surrounded by the rich soils of the Atitlán, Toliman and the San Pedro volcanoes.

Harvesting usually begins in November and runs through February.  Walking along the roadside you can see thousands of hectares of coffee trees covering the lush mountain sides all needing to be handpicked. Yes, you heard me correctly, harvesting is done by handpicking. Each tree is picked NUMEROUS times during harvest season. The fruit must be processed the same day it is picked otherwise the beans inside may spoil.

The Lake Atitlan Weather forecast for January 2014 offers Tour and Travel Operators around Lake Atitlan are finding warm days in the 70 Degree range with cool and comfortable sleeping with temperature in the mid 60 degree range. With these temperature do not be fooled one can easily burn in the warn sunny days so use sun block.

Our Guatemala Chief Meteorologist weather forecasts can be read weekdays http://www.lakeatitlantravelguide.com/, http://i-travelreview.com/ in Guatemala City, Antigua Guatemala and Lake Atitlan reports on first hand views of the local weather for all of Guatemala.

Lesman Yokobsen is a recognized for his  role as Guatemala’s Chief Meteorologist helping predict many storms as they approached the highland of Guatemala including both Tropical Storm Agatha in 2010 and Tropical Storm Betty in 2013

7-Day Weather Forecast for Guatemala for January 2014

Wednesday, 1

Partly Cloudy

22 | 13 °C

Partly Cloudy

Chance of
Precipitation

10%

Thursday, 2

Clear

24 | 13 °C

Clear

Chance of
Precipitation

10%

Friday, 3

Partly Cloudy

22 | 13 °C

Partly Cloudy

Chance of
Precipitation

10%

Saturday, 4

Clear

24 | 12 °C

Clear

Chance of
Precipitation

10%

Sunday, 5

Clear

25 | 13 °C

Clear

Chance of
Precipitation

Guatemala Weather Forecasts are brought to you daily on this web sites and others on the Guatemala Weather Forecast Travel Network part of  Lesman Yokobsen who is a recognized for his role as Guatemala’s Chief Meteorologist.

 

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Lake Attilan Guatemala Best Organic Coffee

Lake Attilan Guatemala Best Organic Coffee I have ever drank we found in San Juan La Laguna which is a ten minute walk from the village of San Pedro in Lake Atitlan Guatemala is a must see.

Traveling to Lake Atitlan and searching for those hidden gems of real coffee co-ops can be hard to find. The season is short and when the coffee is not being harvested these co-ops are closed for the most part.

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For those that truly love Organic coffee and want the real experience not another tour Cooperative La Voz Que Clama En El Desierto in the village of San Juan La Laguna which is a ten minute walk from the village of San Pedro in Lake Atitlan Guatemala is a must see.

For years I have looked around Lake Atitlan for Organic Coffee Fincas, I wanted to see the real thing. With Coffee harvest running from December till March it is sometimes hard to find these Co-ops around the lake.

To reach this small Co-Operative you need to take a boat from Panajachel to San Pedro on Lake Atitlan. Panajachel which  is a town in the southwestern Guatemalan Highlands, less than 90 miles from Guatemala City, in the department of Sololá. It serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

From San Pedro you can walk which takes about ten minutes or take a Tu-Tu from San Pedro to the village of San Juan. Ask anyone in San Juan about the Co-Operative and they will direct you.

We were fortunate to have Alex with us from Kayak Guatemala who more or less paved the way for us to have complete freedom to explore the co-op and ask questions. While many want to go to the Coffee Tours of Antigua this is the real thing. This is a production facility not a tourist destination.

Andres Cotuc manages the operations and after yes a cup of this years harvest of Lake Atltian Organic Coffee, roasted on site we were allowed to go crazy with our camera. With respect to the woman working in our photo’s were all asked permission. Take that as a note when and if you make it to this co-op.

We then were allowed to head out to the fields to see coffee beans on the trees. The co-op is large and is nestled into the side of the mountains with coffee plans shaded by huge trees. Part of the great coffee growing process.

There is not price for touring the facility that we could see. Coffee is for sale ground or whole beans.

I finally found that cup of coffee I have been looking for in Guatemala.

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