25 Unique Coffee Experiences From Around the World - Guatemala

Various coffee experiences of different authors around the world


23. Coffee from Guatemala.


Some of the best coffee in the world comes from Guatemala. The altitude, climate, and rainfall in the country make it one of the best regions to produce the finestarabica beans.I had a chance to taste it right from the source while on a gourmet coffee tour at a cooperative in the town of San Juan. What made thesebeans so special was that it’s organic, shade-grown under banana leaves, and it’s high altitude coffee.I was informed about the soil testing done by companies who purchase the beans to ensure that no fertilizer was used. After the tour, my guide grinded some beans and brewed a few cups. I drank mine black to get the full taste, which was rich and citrusy in flavor. I also had a chance to try second-class beans, which had more of a sweeter taste. Guatemalans don’t usually consume the good stuff since it’s for export. It was nice to taste and compare the difference in the quality of beans.


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Mig is the blogger behind Curious Nomad. He asks questions to figure out where to go next. Mig is on a round the world journey with no plans except to volunteer on projects that help alleviate poverty and hunger or improve primary education. He believes that everyone can change the world in their own way by sharing simple ideas that have a positive impact./etramping.com