Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Thought of The Day

You can't force maturity.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Breathing Space

Fresh air, wind blowing, south sight of Agua volcano.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Café P11's News!

We already have opened our online shopping service to Canada, some minor questions about custom issues were solve so now more people from North America will be able to acquire our coffee. Congratulations Canada!

We have posted a FAQ's link in our website to answer frequently questions that our customers may have, thus helping for a better understanding of our philosophy. Please read them and make your comments through this blog.

Soon we will launching a very new product so stay in tune with our blog and keep the comments alive. Thank you for your patronage!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Café León 12 Calle!

Our friends of Café León have opened a new branch of their already well known café at 12th St. in down town Guatemala City. The place -an old restored house- is a gathering point of artists among other customers. This coffee house helps down town to keep its soft bohemian appealing mixture.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Welcome Rainy Season!

Rainy season is here, and it will stay for the next 6 months, as you may know Guatemala only have two seasons, the dry or summer and the rainy or winter as we call it. Our winter is cool and sometimes a little warm depending on the day, sometimes you see the rain and parts of the sky are blue and shinning, as you may notice from the pic taken from my bedroom.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Thought of The Day

Have time for yourself.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Trip to Cobán, Part 3 (Semuc Champey)

Located 11 km south of Lanquín through a narrow road, in a valley with steep walls surrounded by tropical humid forest. There is a 900 feet long limestone bridge with several natural pools of different sizes and depths which give them a variety of colors from green to aqua. At the beginning of the bridge the Cahabón river is literally sucked into the earth flowing 900 feet underneath the pools. At the end of the bridge, the water from the pools falls rejoining the river, forming a 40 feet waterfall. The color of the water changes during the year depending on the season, sun and other natural factors, making this place idyllic. While we were there the rain was a very pleasant complement.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Morning Ride

I live on the outskirts of Guatemala City, in the mountains of Santa Catarina Pinula at 6,000 feet above sea level with a cool weather all year round. This morning was very clear at 7AM, and as always i have to ride a paved road before i get the trail. I began to climb a hill topped with radio and telephone antennas and when i got there i stopped to take some pics, in a matter of seconds the entire place was covered in mist, minutes later the sun was shinning again changing all the view in a very different way. A simple 1 hour bike ride turned into a complete experience with the light of the sun.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Curt Cress

Coffee FAQ

I have found this site about coffee basics very interesting, will be particularly helpful for those who have little or no knowledge about coffee, but even more experienced people should be able to glean new information. Worth take a glance.
The upper pic is from the jury of 2007 Guatemala Barista Championship, with the competition's head judge José Arreola from México.

Read about coffee at:

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Trip to Cobán, Part 2 (Lanquín Caves)

Lanquín national park was one of the first protected areas declared in Guatemala, 2 hours east from Cobán is an enormous and beautiful complex with chambers and rooms, limestone formations of extraordinary beauty. Beneath the entrance of the caves a river flow from inside the earth with crystal cool waters that open its path through the jungle. The Lanquín caves are also a sacred site used by many of the Mayas from all over Guatemala, who believe the cave is the “heart of heaven”.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hombres de Maíz

Rocío por la mañana y trigo y arbustos de lana
y flores sin precio envueltas en aire fresco
y cama en la grama y luces de cielo
y dioses de viento y fuego y creen en ellos

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Coffeehouses II

Antigua Guatemala have a lot of places (big and small) to drink a good coffee. Due to the large tourism industry and foreign investors you also find coffee tours around coffee plantations (fincas de café) that will let you immerse in the passionate world of coffee.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Trip to Cobán, Part 1

I was at this wonderful piece of land this past weekend, my mother born there and i visited this place (5 hours north from Guatemala City) since i was a kid. This was a long weekend since in Guatemala May 1st is Labor Day, so my family (mom included) and i went to Cobán to visit our relatives and make a close view to the many natural sites this land have.