I'm not really a coffee drinker although I've always thought it would be cool to be one.
On the rare occasion I order coffee, I usually put so much milk and sugar in it, I might as well just order hot chocolate because that's what I really want anyway. In any case, I've always thought a real coffee connoisseur would drink it black.
My wife is the real coffee addict, so we took a tour of the Filadelfia Coffee Resort near Antigua Guatemala. The tour explains the process, by which coffee is grown, harvested, dried, milled, roasted, ground and brewed culminating in a taste of a cup of coffee at the end of the tour.
I swear this is by far the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had in my life, and I drank it straight up black with no sugar! Unlike most coffees I’ve had, this one tasted extremely smooth with none of that burnt taste I expect from coffee. There was no bitterness and little acidity, and it didn’t need sugar. For once, I could honestly say the coffee was delicious.
Unfortunately, I was never able to reproduce the result at home.
2 years later on our return visit to Guatemala, I insisted on going back to the plantation just to drink a cup again to see if my recollection of the coffee was exaggerated. My memory was not playing tricks. The coffee was outstanding.
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Coffee plants and the saplings of the shade plants that will eventually protect the coffee plants are cultivated in this nursery before they are transplanted to their final locations on the plantation.