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Bella Vista Baristas

Well well, well if you think baristas are all men, then you got it wrong. As you can see here, the baristas …

Coffee Still Life by Rudy Giron

Coffee Trivia from Guatemala

The first time we “officially” drunk coffee in Guatemala was in 1743 for the celebration of the conversion of the Catedral de …

Coffee Props

I really like all the coffee props or decoration found in the many coffee houses in Antigua Guatemala. This antique weight scale …


Café Condesa Express

Sometimes you just don’t have the time to casaquear, chit-chat, but you still need your daily dose of the best coffee in …

La Casaca Coffee Shop

[ZFP_Photo id=’5a5b7fe6′] Since several people were interested to know more about La Casaca shown yesterday in the entry entitled Having Breakfast in Antigua …


Guatemalan Christmas Food

Among the most popular foods found for dinner in Christmas Eve and during Christmas are tamales colorados (red tamales), tamales negros (black …


Guatemalan Coffees Are Truly Green

Today, I continue learning about the Guatemalan coffees. In the past I have mention how I thought coffee plantations were beneficial for …


Coffee Colors

In Spanish we use the word café to mean coffee and brown. Coffee berries, however, begin their color palette lifecycle as green …


Guatemalan Coffee Trivia

Here are some random facts, bits and trivia about Guatemalan coffee I have been collecting for a while: The average price for …


House Inside Coffee Plantation

Besides the Canopy Zip Lines tours you can find at Finca Filadelfia, in Antigua Guatemala, there are all kinds of activities to …


Time to harvest the coffee in La Antigua Guatemala

So what makes La Antigua Guatemala the best coffee in the world? To get the best cup of coffee of the world, one must start with the right altitude; somewhere above 1,500 meters above the sea level; add lots of fertile volcanic soil; mix in plenty of rain (about six months); stable temperate weather (about 75˚ F / 25˚ C); once you have the above, make sure you plant the best possible Arabica coffee.


Coffee Harvest Time in Guatemala

Yesterday’s photo was a close-up of the coffee bush in the lower left corner of today’s photo. If you click on the image above you can the coffee bushes (the small trees) being harvested under the shadows of the Gravilea trees in San Pedro Las Huertas, La Antigua Guatemala. Around La Antigua Guatemala you can find coffee bushes everywhere, including as part of the hedges of La Compañí­a de Jesús ruins.


The Coffee Colors

The other day we heard many voices on the other side of the fence; voices of children and women just talking and laughing. We approached the windows on the second floor to see what was all the commotion; then we saw men, women and children harvesting the coffee. At this moment, you can see the turning point of coffee from green to golden yellow and finally cherry red.