Flag Description: Three equal vertical bands of light blue (hoist side), white, and light blue, with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms includes a green and red quetzal (the national bird) representing liberty and a scroll bearing the inscription LIBERTAD 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821 (the original date of independence from Spain) all superimposed on a pair of crossed rifles signifying Guatemala’s willingness to defend itself and a pair of crossed swords representing honor and framed by a laurel wreath symbolizing victory; the blue bands represent the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea; the white band denotes peace and purity.

Additional Resources:

https://www.royalny.com/
http://www.equalexchange.coop/history-of-coffee-in-guatemala
http://www.coffeeresearch.org/coffee/guatemala.htm
http://www.lostdutchmancoffee.com/description/huixoc_coffee.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huehuetenango_Department
http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html