GUATEMALA – A great adventure in this coffee origin trip
First stop in Antigua, for visiting some coffee shops and tasting filter coffees brewed in Chemex and V60, roasted by domestic micro-roastery companies. Very good!
Then, I moved in Guatemala City for attending the “Producer & Roaster Forum”; a special occasion for meeting coffee producers from this area, sharing with them opinions and news, and meet new people.
After these PR actions, it was time for coffee cupping sessions! Some special coffees, very particular and rare for their great aromatic aspects. Once again, I realized how unique are these places for producing Specialty Cffees; terroir and altitude, but also the accurate production techniques are the real advantages for realizing special products.
From Guatemala City to Honduras, it takes a while (or just about…)! So, I took a ride from Arnold Paz and I visited once again his Farm (Finca San Josè) in Santa Barbara dept. It is always a pleasure to taste his coffees and know more about his enthusiasm for his work. I have a very good relationship with Arnold, not only for business (thanks to this, we receive from him some special microlots as exclusivities) but also a friendly relationship.