Coffee plantations in the Huehuetenango region can reach very high altitudes of up to 2,000 metres thanks to the hot winds arriving from the Tehuantepec plain in Mexico. Although the soil is calcareous and rocky, shade-grown crops ensure a quality production. Most producers process their coffee themselves. It is one of the best known and most pleasant regions to pronounce . It is a "land of the elders" that is very dependent on coffee and some producers are simply exceptional.