Archive for July, 1999

New Crop Guatemala Coffees

New Crop Guatemala Coffees

Guatemala is rivaled only by Kenya as coffee insiders’ favorite origin. The terrible ravages of decades of brutal civil war have ironically helped preserve that position, since those years of disorder discouraged the technification of Guatemala coffee, meaning the replacement of heirloom, shade-grown varieties of Coffea arabica with hybrid, full-sun varieties heavily dependent on chemical […]