De La Gente
Río San Miguel Escobar (Efímero), Ciudad Vieja,, Cd Vieja, Guatemala
De La Gente CoffeeTour isn't the right word to describe what I experienced. De La Gente Coffee is a Co-op which sponsors Coffee Farmers around Antigua. What's special about De La Gente Coffee is the quality they put into their coffee, and the care they show for their farmers. I took a tour with one of the coffee farmers along with a translator. We hiked up to the coffee farmer's land and learned the strategies on how and when to harvest the beans. The most incredible moment was back at the farmer's house. I was able to experience a "day in the life" of this coffee farmer. His family was warm and invited us in for lunch. After we ate the home cooked meal and drank the homemade coffee, I said my goodbyes and left with a pound of beans. This wasn't only a tour, this was a true view into the life of a Guatemalan farmer and his family. Check out http://www.dlgcoffee.org/.