COFFEE & CHOCOLATE TOUR – SAN LORENZO EL CUBO
$25.00 – $35.00
- Visit a woman-owned, small-batch coffee plantation in San Lorenzo el Cubo to learn about Guatemala’s coffee history and the coffee and chocolate producing processes while enjoying
- delicious cups of coffee and chocolate!
COFFEE & CHOCOLATE TOUR:
Coffee from Guatemala is world-renowned and you can’t leave Antigua without experiencing a coffee tour. Our Coffee and Chocolate Tour takes you to San Lorenzo el Cubo to visit a local, woman-owned small-batch coffee business. You’ll meet Carmen, the owner, who will guide you through the coffee process, from tree to cup.
San Lorenzo el Cubo and Niños de Guatemala School: El Porvenir
The Coffee and Chocolate Tour begins with an exciting start: a ride on the colorful and chaotic chicken bus, an experience you cannot skip if you want to understand Guatemalan everyday life. After a short bus ride, you will arrive in San Lorenzo el Cubo. Walking around town, our guide will tell you all about life in San Lorenzo and Guatemala in general. In San Lorenzo el Cubo Niños de Guatemala’s EL Porvenir primary school provides education to nearly 200 children who would otherwise not have been able to go to school. You will get to tour the school premises, meet the students, and learn more about Niños de Guatemala, our programs and what education is like in Guatemala.
At El Porvenir, you will meet Carmen, a local coffee business owner that will take you to her family’s traditional Guatemalan coffee plantation where you’ll learn about the plantation, the coffee production process and its history in Guatemala. After touring the coffee fields, you will learn how to clean, roast, grind, and brew coffee at Carmen’s house. While enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, Carmen will tell you more about her story and daily life in Guatemala.
Traditional Guatemalan Artisan Chocolate
At Carmen’s house, you will also learn how to make traditional Guatemalan chocolate, a popular drink with a rich history. This is the second product that is produced and sold by Carmen’s family. She’ll explain and demonstrate the production process while you enjoy a cup. If you wish, you can buy coffee and homemade Guatemalan chocolate from Carmen to support her family business.
- Local guide
- Coffee and chocolate tastings
What to bring
- Wear clothing appropriate for a rural Guatemalan community (covered shoulders and legs above the knee)
- Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes
- Sun and rain protection (sunscreen, hat, umbrella or raincoat)
- Bottle of water