Saturday, December 26, 2009

Enter 2010

We are leaving 2009 to enter into 2010, new opportunities, changes, falls, stand ups, everything may come, we just have to be in peace with ourselves and with everybody out there. I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Stovetop Coffee Maker

My best try is with medium roast coffee, darker roasts make too strong coffee for my taste with lack of complexities. This system delivers very poor froth but a round nice body aromatic cup.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Sometimes we think in share only in certain times, I believe that sharing is something that we have to build in our inner self to become part of our own nature, and the best thing we have to offer always is LOVE.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Now and Then

This guy has been in top shape since his beginnings, always with an impressive percussion section.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vintage Cars by Dan Palatnik

I hope (if I could) some 50 years in the future cheer today´s car designs. See more vintage at Dan Palatnik site.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New P11 Holidays Bag

We have designed a new bag for this Holiday Season (available only in Guatemala) made from recycled kraft paper. As our coffee, we design every year different stuff to be part of our corporate identity.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Yamaha Maple Custom

The Dream Of The Blue Turtles was inspirational to acquire this drum set, sometimes you need an excuse to bias your election to certain things and this record really did it to me.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

P11 Did It Again!

Our P11 coffee new formula was rated 92 points by Coffee Review's Best Selling Single Origins 2009 and again listed among the best single origin coffees of the world. If you love coffee you have to try it.
See also the 2008 review.

Giant Kites at Sumpango

This is one of our most colorful traditions held the Day of The Dead in November 30th at the town of Sumpango, 60 km west Guatemala City. They fly their kites as a way to get in touch with their deads and to scary the bad spirits, a similar show is also held in the near town of Santiago Sacatepequez. The bigger kites are only for show, they can't fly due to their large dimensions.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Baroque Chair by Teo Jasmin

Angéline Bailly, the creator of French studio Téo Jasmin, uses cutting edge digital printing and technology to print beautiful and conceptual photos and art works on cushions and some furniture pieces. Baroque chairs and sofas are some of that pieces that could attract much more attention than other. View more at: Teo Jasmin

Friday, December 4, 2009

Why I Prefer French Press Coffee

Since coffee can be prepared in several ways, is a matter of preferences wich way you like the most. For me coffee is a social drink, the one you share with the ones you care (or in complete solitude) with enough time to relax, so thinking this way you need plenty of coffee (not an ounce). French press coffee maker let you customize your coffee to please your taste and also gives a good show for a few dollars, that make it my favorite for my everyday spare time.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Say It Loud

Christmas Press(ent)

This Holiday Season Bodum has released some new items that surely will make a perfect gift for all coffee lovers.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Imprescindible X

One of the greatest of the Beatles, Presley and Sinatra era.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Keeping Mind Open

Sometimes we can find answers looking in other direction.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New P11 Formula

We are introducing a new blend formula for our P11 coffees. It features a more acidic touch typical of SHB washed coffee, an excellent body full of complex flavors from citrus to chocolate among others, a delicious aroma in a cup that you will want to share this season. We slightly darken our Café and Obscuro roasts achieving more strength for those who like this feature and -following our tradition- this blend is a complete new one. Enjoy it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lake Coatepeque (Outer Rim)

Following past adventures this one was through a more long and steeped way, 3 1/2 hours of pedaling, sights seen, technical and shooting stops. The outer rim of the Lake Coatepeque (El Salvador) offers nice vistas in a mostly paved route, also you can see the inner rim road, cafetales (coffee trees) and coffee storage buildings along the road since these volcanic mid highlands are good to cultivate coffee. Photo numbers are from top to bottom, see also Lake Coatepeque Inner Rim

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Land of Volcanoes

Our best secret for an outstanding coffee; a land full of volcanoes providing minerals that fertilize the soil.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Baila Morena

Creo en los milagros desde que te vi
en esta noche de tequila boom boom
eres tan sexy, eres sexy thing
mis ojos te persiguen solo a tí
Y debe haber un caos dentro de tí
para que brotes una estrella que baila
infierno y paraiso dentro de tí
la luna es un sol mira como brilla

Baby, the night is on fire
seamos fuego en el cielo, llamas en lo obscuro
What d´you say

Baila, baila morena, bajo esta luna llena,
under the moonlight, under the moonlight.

Ven chica, ven loca, dame tu boca,
que en esta noche cualquier cosa te toca
mi corazón se revienta y no aguanto
morena rebuena te quiero yo tanto

Baby, the night is on fire
seamos fuego en el cielo, escándalo en lo obscuro
What d´you say

Baila, baila morena, bajo esta luna llena,
under the moonlight, baila, under the moonlight
bajo esta luna llena, baila morena
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Baila, baila morena, bajo esta luna llena,
under the moonlight, baila, under the moonlight
bajo esta luna llena, baila morena,
baila morena, bajo esta luna llena
Under the moonlight

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

World Coffee Conference 2010

Coffee is of exceptional importance to the livelihoods of millions of people, particularly in developing countries and the objective of the 2010 Conference is to bring together high-level stakeholders to analyse and discuss ways of ensuring a sustainable future for the world coffee economy. The next WCC will be held in Guatemala on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 2010, so this is an excellent excuse to visit us. Register today!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Will we ever pass this way again?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Casa Blanca

In a recent trip to El Salvador, I visited the Maya archeological site of Casa Blanca situated in the city of Chalchuapa, 1 hour west of San Salvador by car. Actually this site is located into a coffee farm and its highest pyramid is 15m tall. In its heyday Casa Blanca exchanged goods with the Maya city of Kaminaljuyú 170km west, where now is Guatemala City. The site share a museum with a workshop of añil (Indogofera), the ancient colorant that help Mayas to paint their sacred clothes and walls with a deep indigo color.

Friday, November 6, 2009

1/2 Pack

...And still kicking.

El País de la Sonrisa
(music + lyrics by Elefante)
Vivo sobre arenas movedizas
Y me quito la camisa por lo que quiero
Vivo en el país de la sonrisa
Aunque a veces las noticias
Provoquen miedo
Creo en mi par de zapatos
Creo en lo que vine a decir
Creo en el amor olvidado
Creo en tí.... hey!!

Muero por la fe que me acompaña
En las buenas y en las malas
En el misterio
Muero por la que me dio la vida
Por mi causa no perdida
Por lo que sueño
Y creo en mí, por tí

En lo que viene
En lo que va
En lo que tienes
En lo que me das
En los fantasmas de mi soledad
En el sexo sin firmar
En los tiempos que vendran
En lo prohibibo
En el amor
En lo que vivo
En lo que no soy
En los latidos, de mi corazón
En la mentira y la verdad
En mi tierra
En mi libertad

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Toy

Today I opened the box of my new iMac, new wireless keyboard and mouse, new display, new faster system, new.... ok, we already know that Apple rules!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sensitive Vision

No more words needed.