Friday, January 30, 2009

A Trip to... Part 3

Riding a Honda Rincon four wheel motorbike through a narrow road up and down the mountain, Juan Diego showed me the different areas where the coffee trees are planted, we saw skillful workers picking up only the beans that have reached its best stage and gather them in sacks. I have to tell that living in this lands is like to live in heaven, here you don't think in wars nor global economy shrinks, your mind is busy in simpler things, like hearing the wind blowing the leaves or a distant songbird sing...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Trip to... Part 2

After about 40 minutes in a road with scenic views of green cultivated hills at both sides, Juan Diego De la Cerda manager of the farms, parked the truck and show me from a vantage point where were the farm limits. "These lands have been property of my family since 1905" Juan Diego told me. Then we did our first stop at the small cozy casa patronal to plan our day, wash our hands and drink a cup of coffee...

A Trip to Heaven, Part 1

Yesterday I visited two of the best coffee farms of Guatemala. El Socorro and San Guayabá, a chunk of land in which both estates are placed near San José Pinula and Palencia, 50 km. east from Guatemala City. The morning was beautiful, full of fresh air and blue skies...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Morning Ride

Twice a week i take my bike to a ride in the fields that surround my home, although is a bit populated place, you still find green grass and narrow trials where to show of your skills, at the top of the hill you can see a beautiful sight of Guatemala City.
The weather? just fine all year round.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Agua Volcano

This south view of the Agua Volcano (3,765 m.a.s.l.) from La Reunión golf course let see its smooth slope towards the Pacific coast, at right in the background, you can see the Pacaya Volcano (2,500 m.a.s.l.) pouring ashes to the sky. La Antigua Guatemala (in the next photo), the old capital of Guatemala and cradle of one of the best known coffees, is about 20km north from the golf club.

The Aroma Keeper

Thanks to our double friction seal cap the deep aroma of Café P11 is kept inside, easy to open, easy to close. This reusable and recyclable tin can is the best way to be convenient for you and friendly with environment.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera House

Designed by Mexican architect and painter Juan O'Gorman in 1931, this avant-garde home in México City was actually two separate houses joined by a walkway (at the top of each house). Frida and Diego lived here between 1934 and 1940, and Rivera returned here to live after Frida's death in 1954. Now one of the architectural monuments of the area, the building also contains some of Rivera's art as well as the couple's personal belongings.

Coffee Farms Visit

Next Wednesday i have programmed a visit to a couple of coffee farms; Finca El Socorro and Finca San Guayabá, they already are in the beginning of the crop season, so soon Café P11 will give a blend from this premium quality beans. Look next week for photos and info about my visit.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Imprescindible II

Jazz masterpiece!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Art Basel Miami Beach 2007-2008

Visiting Art Basel Miami Beach and the satellite fairs and galleries each year provide a big reload of creative energy, each time you find something completly different and the progress of established artists as well. Here i post some pics from the last two years. Hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

LFP Recent Work

New images for 2009 from one of Café P11 favorite artists.
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Tikal, Lake Petén Itzá, Yaxhá

These are one of my favorite spots in Guatemala. Rain forest, lakes, islands, maya people, ancient rites, bright colors, full aroma... like my coffee.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The French Press

I love this thing because you can manage:
-Amount of coffee (i recommend two scoops x 8oz of water)
-Grind (coarser is better)
-Water amount and temperature (i recommend 8oz cups and 92C-94C)
-Brewing time(i recommend 4 min)
-No waste because you prepare only the cups you will drink

I prefer several 1 cup french pots for my guests instead of a larger one,
this way everyone can make his/her own decisions and the experience is more ritual oriented.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

LGP Delight

All the ones that enjoy photography feel enchanted with the early work of Luis González Palma (Guatemala)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hard Work

A young local artist set one of his goals to make a copy of the Palacio Nacional de Guatemala, now his work is inside of the real thing. I admire people who try hard to keep themselves after the things they love.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

4 Ancient Concepts for Drink a Cup of Coffee

Relax and unwind in a comfortable silent place.

Prepare your coffee in a very spiritual way,
french press brewers makes of this a very nice rite.

Serve in small amount, this way you focus all
your senses in the cup you are drinking.
This is your moment.

Accompany with a bit of chocolate, a good
book and soft music. Perfect!

I took this picture at Hotel Casa Palopó, Atitlán.

Monday, January 12, 2009


This book is the result of two years of architectural research. Dynamic facades, ventilated, high-tech or traditional composites with new features. This book shows that currently new skins not only act as an isolating element, besides interact with the environment, optimizing energy exchange with the outside. From Germany to Australia or Korea to Colombia, there are many examples that readers can visit with this publication. With international vocation due to bilingual English-Spanish text and a language away from technicalities, this paper aims to show as an "interactive toy" the evolving field of the facades in architecture.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009


Music is always a good company for a good coffee!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Holiday Gift Coffees 2008

Recently we were invited by Coffee Review to a selection of Holiday Gift Coffees, we did it good. Here an excerpt of the full article.

"Our goal was to turn up coffees that might make good gifts or special holiday indulgences for coffee enthusiasts. We cupped about 60 samples. Most were impressive and many rated 90 or higher. We made our final review selection not simply on the basis of high rating, but also with the aim of pointing our readers at a wide range of gift- and splurge-worthy coffee types and possibilities..."
Coffee Review

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