The region of Fraijanes is located north of Lake Amatitlán in the mountains surrounding the Valley of Ermita where Guatemala City is located. Coffee in Fraijanes is harvested from late December to March at high altitudes ranging between 4,300-6,000 feet. Volcanic pumice soil, high altitudes, plenty of rain, and an active volcano characterize the region. Recent volcanic activity from El Volcán Pacaya has deposited ashes rich in minerals in this area; furthermore, the soils of Fraijanes have high concentrations of potassium granting body to the cup, and making Fraijanes an ideal coffee-growing region. The Fraijanes coffees have major microclimate influence giving the coffee a uniquely balanced flavor profile. The dry season has lots of sun in the area, and although fog and heavy dew are common at sunrise, they burn off rapidly allowing all Fraijanes coffee to be sun-dried.