Monthly Archives: January 2020

  1. Everything You Need To Know About Guatemalan Coffee

    Everything You Need To Know About Guatemalan Coffee

    That bag of beans sitting on the shelf of your favourite cafe probably comprises single origin coffee beans. Your barista loads the beans into the espresso machine, and out comes a stream of espresso that makes your morning a little better — with a fantastic flavour and just the right amount of caffeine kick. The coffee beans may be sourced from a farm in Brazil or Ethiopia, but chances are, they are Guatemalan. They say, Guatemalan coffee — strong, full-bodied, moderately acidic, and deliciously-flavoured — is the perfect first step towards high-quality coffee beans for those looking for a switch from drinking mass-produced coffee. Well, they aren’t wrong. We’re here to talk about Guatemalan coffee and what makes it special and unique. Fun fact: Did you know that, despite its small size, Guatemala is one of the top ten coffee producers in the world with more than 204,000 metric tons of coffee beans a year?

    8 Coffee Regions in Guatemala

    [caption id="attachment_6573" align="alignnone" width="1920"]a person picking a coffee cherry from the plant Guatemala is a tiny country of 108,890 square kilometres. Yet this country produces some of the world’s best coffee beans. With its diverse climate and altitude, coffee is cultivated almost everywhere in all eight regions. Photo from Pixabay[/caption] Guatemala is the Mecca for coffee farmers — and for very good reasons. Coffee in Guatemala is grown at an altitude of over 5,000 feet, which explains its robust and distinctive flavour. Guatemala’s unique growing region, with a
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  2. Single Origin Coffee: What Is It, and Is It Worth the Premium?

    Single Origin Coffee: What Is It, and Is It Worth the Premium?

    You’ve seen it emblazoned on bags of coffee beans and touted on cafe menus everywhere: the words “single origin”. But what does it mean and what’s the big deal, really? Is it just another meaningless marketing buzzword?

    If you’ve ever wondered what single origin coffee is and why it matters, sit back, relax (preferably with a freshly-brewed cuppa) and read on.

    What is “single origin”?

    a scoop of green coffee beans in a plastic bag
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