Guatemala

  1. Guatemala, My First Visit (2001)

    Guatemala, My First Visit (2001)

    First trip to see coffee, way back in 2001! This was before roasters regularly visited farms, and represents the wonderment (and naivete) of that time.

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  2. Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Guatemalan coffee is arguably the crown jewel of Central America. That doesn't mean all Guatemalan coffees are good ...

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  3. Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    For years we have thought about working in a more direct way with small-scale farmers in Guatemala, and in the 2013 harvest year this effort came to fruition.

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  4. Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

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  5. Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    A few 'grams from Tom's most recent trip

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  6. Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    No more Centrals, and that's a good thing.

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  7. Guatemalas in November

    Guatemalas in November

    This is the time of year where it starts to get a little tougher to find a really stellar offering from Central America.

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  8. Podcast Episode 5: Local Coffee Price and Competition

    Podcast Episode 5: Local Coffee Price and Competition

    During a trip to Guatemala, Tom recorded his thoughts on the coffee market.

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  9. Planting for the Future in Huehue 

    Planting for the Future in Huehue 

    While the Guatemala coffees are arriving weekly here in Oakland, the harvest is all finished on the small farms that work with us in Proyecto Xinabajul.

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  10. 3 Roasts + more roasts: Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

    3 Roasts + more roasts: Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

    This coffee is a careful construction, built by blending some smaller batches together.

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  11. Early Season Guatemalan Coffees

    Early Season Guatemalan Coffees

    The spring can be a dead zone for many a coffee menu and most glaringly so for Latin American offerings.

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  12. Dan's first origin trip to Guatemala

    Dan's first origin trip to Guatemala

    Dan manages our cupping lab and roasts/cups countless coffees every week so he was excited to travel to Guatemala to visit farms that we work with.

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  13. How Can a Leaf Rust?  Roya in Guatemala

    How Can a Leaf Rust? Roya in Guatemala

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  14. Guatemala Pre-Harvest Trip

    Guatemala Pre-Harvest Trip

    This was a quick trip (made even shorter by delayed flights and missed connections in Houston)

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  15. Roasting Guatemala and other Washed Central American Coffees

    Roasting Guatemala and other Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

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  16. Practices make pretty good, plus the return of SDBV and coming attractions!

    Practices make pretty good, plus the return of SDBV and coming attractions!

    We are happy to add the amazing Guatemala Finca San Diego Buena Vista Bourbon to the offerings list today.

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  17. Guatemala Antigua, Finca La Carmona March 2011

    Guatemala Antigua, Finca La Carmona March 2011

    Maria Zelaya has a special pride in this special place, which shows in the coffee, the dairy cows, the flowers, the coffee mill, and just about everything at this amazing place!

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  18. Guatemala for Fun and ? March 2011

    Guatemala for Fun and ? March 2011

    About the title ...I lied. It was not that fun, and definitely not for profit.

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  19. What a really good cup of Guatemala coffee looks like.

    What a really good cup of Guatemala coffee looks like.

    Painting on wall at Bella Carmona, just outside Antigua Guatemala.

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  20. Acatenango - Fuego Blows off Steam!

    Acatenango - Fuego Blows off Steam!

    Sweet Maria's Coffee

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