What Makes Us So Special
The Magic of Guatemala
There’s something special about Antigua, Guatemala that helps make the best coffee in the world. Some argue that it’s the volcanic mineral rich soil. Richer soil contributes to a better tasting, better cup of coffee…Others will tell you it’s the altitude – that, combined with subtropical climate, perfectly-timed rainfall is what gives our coffee the slightly sweet taste that lingers on your palate. Of course, it’s all true. All-encompassing. And there are only 33 farms that produce real Antigua coffee. The rest are just imitators.
The farm we source our beans from is 5,000 meters above sea level, but it takes a lot longer to get there. For us, it’s all part of the magic. A hidden farm on a mountain in Guatemala. A family that’s been doing this for over 100 years – tending to each and every coffee cherry, picking them only when they’re ripe, and putting their love into each and every bean.
A family that truly cares about the process — that passes down knowledge gained and is always fine-tuning and honing their techniques to grow the best coffee possible.
So it should come as no surprise that they:
• Sun-dry the beans on huge white patios
• Never use pesticides, insecticides or herbicides
• Wet wash the coffee cherries in fresh spring water
• Process them ASAP to prevent mold from growing on the beans
Why put all of the family’s effort to waste by tossing it into a giant roaster and letting it do its thing? Especially when that may not even be the right thing. So we carefully roast our beans, coaxing as much flavor as possible out of each bean. The end result is a complex coffee, with a slight sweetness and chocolatey, caramel overtone.
Expansion Into New Products
Always looking for ways to bring additional value to our customers and after hearing your suggestions for even more products to help fuel your active lifestyles, we embarked on a process to identify the next wave of Aktion products. Staying true to our roots, we have put our focus into bringing your additonal functional fuels and natural dietary supplements. We can't wait for you to try them all and let us know what you think!