Grown in fertile soil at the foot of volcanoes in the uplands of Antigua, the new Cremesso Guatemala provides a special coffee-drinking experience. The result is an extraordinary taste adventure that alternates between chocolate, plum and walnut. Lungo and espresso enthusiasts value the surprising way the flavour of this creamy Central American coffee varies. The secret: The way the bean is matured makes it the perfect basis for both lungo and espresso drinks. Try it for yourself!
Guatemala is considered THE major coffee-growing country of Central America. Many different kinds of coffee are grown on more than 270,000 hectares of agricultural land. The most commonly grown and farmed bean is the Arabica, particularly the Bourbon and Caturra varieties. The Robusta bean can also be found at lower altitudes. Guatemala's coffee growing industry has a decisive locational advantage: the high plateau is dotted with volcanoes, some of which are still active. The soil therefore has plenty of nutrients and is extremely fertile. Due to the different climatic zones, unique coffees grow practically everywhere in Guatemala – both in the mountains and in the lowlands.
The "place of many trees," to translate Guatamala's name, is surprising thanks to its varied countryside, making it a must-see destination for many travellers. The Guatemalan landscape is shaped by more than 30 volcanoes, several of which are still considered to be active. Thanks to the minerals transported from the Earth's core during eruptions, the soil around these volcanoes is very rich in nutrients and is thus particularly well suited to coffee growing. This diversity enables a wide range of high-quality coffee varieties to be grown.
Early evidence of settlement in Guatemala can be dated back some four thousand years. The highly advanced Mayan civilisation spanned the entire area of what is now Guatemala, as well as parts of neighbouring countries, including Mexico. In its time, the country has experienced numerous changes, occupation and struggles for freedom. Guatemala's varied history makes the country an exciting travel destination for explorers and those seeking rest and relaxation.