Antigua, Guatemala (map)
When it comes to beverages Dustin loves a good craft beer and I of course love wine. We have visited vineyards to understand how wine is made as well as we have spent many Saturday afternoons at breweries learning the process of making beer. It has also been nice learning from Dustin’s brother, Nick, a brewmaster over his own www.CykoBrewing.com.
If you like coffee and ever have a chance, we recommend visiting a coffee plantation and attending a tour. I never could have imagined how arduous the process of making coffee could be. The beverage itself seems so simple!
While in Antigua, we decided to take a tour of the nearby coffee plantation called Finca Filedefia. Antigua, Guatemala, is known for their coffee plantations and the arabica coffee beans they produce. It was interesting to learn how important the volcanic soil from the area is for these arabica coffee trees. We also learned the difference between “good” coffee (arabica) and “bad” coffee/instant coffee (robusto).
We had a blast in the coffee fields searching for that ripe red coffee bean ready for picking. Our guide took the time to go through every step of the process of how that cup of hot goodness comes to be.