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What you need to know about Guatemalan coffee

What you need to know about Guatemalan coffee

Guatemalan coffee is very popular and a favorite among coffee enthusiasts. Learn more about what makes this region so special and its coffee desired by so many.    

Where is Guatemala?

Guatemala is located in Central America bordering Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, and the Pacific Ocean.

The Physical Features of Guatemala.

Guatemala is characterized by four major topographical features. The volcanic region with 37 volcanoes.  A fertile coastal plains, the limestone plateau called the Peten, and the high mountain ranges and valleys.

The History of Coffee in Guatemala.

Jesuit priests brought coffee to Guatemala in the mid 1700s as decorative...


The impact of caffeine on mom and newborn sleep - a guest post by Kelsey Alford

The impact of caffeine on mom and newborn sleep - a guest post by Kelsey Alford

Kelsey Alford is a wife, mama of two, and is the owner and founder of Nested Sleep.  As a pediatric nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing and trained sleep medicine, she provides holistic family sleep consulting for babies and children.  We are honored to have her as our guest blogger today.

Oh, coffee, how I love thee. My first cup of coffee was in Italy when I was 14 years old and I never turned back. I first actually ordered a “latte” and just got steamed milk....


HAITI Blue Pine Coffee

HAITI Blue Pine Coffee

When we sampled this stellar coffee from Haiti, we KNEW we had to carry it in our line of coffees.   With a cupping score of 86 and tasting notes of buttered toast, nut and hints of chocolate - how could we go wrong? 

While you don't hear much about coffee from Haiti - they aren't new to this industry.  Let me give you a bit of a history lesson so that you can see just what this nation has overcome and what current obstacles they have and how coffee has played...


Four Methods of Decaffeinating Coffee

Four Methods of Decaffeinating Coffee

First let's start with some coffee bean basics.  There are some facts you should know, so grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and read on, my friend. 

FACT:  There are two main types of coffee beans - Arabica and Robusta.  Currently only Arabica beans are considered specialty coffee since Robusta is considered inferior.  Arabica beans produce a richer taste and have a better balance of sweet acidity, with more developed flavors.  Robusta by contrast has stronger, harsher, full bodied flavors with a more bitter taste.  Arabica beans are generally more commonly used, however big corporate coffee companies often use a mix...