Lake Atitlan Coffee
Lake Atitlan Coffee is an Art form. For most coffee is that black cup of java we enjoy or are addicted to starting our mornings around the world. Lake Atitlan Coffee is an art form in the growing, harvesting, roasting, and then brewing the final cup for presentation and consumption.
June around lake Atitlan Coffee Production begins with the bloom of small while flowers on the coffee plants. You have to be quick to capture a picture of these small white flowers throughout the area in coffee Fincas and along the roadsides of Lake Atitlan. Coffee Harvest begins late fall and is the time Tourists have an opportunity to see coffee harvesting and the processing of coffee beans ready for roasting.
Panajachel, San Juan, and San Pedro I have found have local coffee shops I consider Lake Atitlan Coffee Artists that take great pride in Roasting local Green Coffee Beans and offered for sale by the cup or roasted beans to take home and grind and prepare for your morning cup of coffee.
You will find my list of favorite Coffee Artist’ shops.
The village of San Juan La Laguna is also well known for Organic Certified Coffee. La Voz Coffee Cooperative San Juan La Laguna, have you ever stopped and asked yourself what goes into your morning cup of coffee?
From tree to cup there is so much more that goes into your morning cup of java than what you realize. La Voz Coffee Cooperative San Juan La Laguna is located along the fertile slopes of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala local coffee cooperatives have been growing and roasting organic coffee for generations.
From growing, harvesting, drying, and roasting coffee, Marcos in my mind produces an art form of the coffee drink.
His small shop in San Juan is operated out of the family home. Enjoy a unique experience of a good coffee prepared in our coffee brew bar roasted carefully in our roaster with the best view of Lake Atitlan Guatemala.
Lake Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna has many fine coffee shops throughout the village. My personal choice is Café Cristalinas a short walk (100 M) up the hill from the San Pedro Dock.
Where you can enjoy the best café in Guatemala, with a beautiful view of the lake! The coffee offered is picked, washed, and roasted weekly from their small farm outside of San Pedro la Laguna. They roast daily on-site every morning if you want to have the freshest cup of coffee imaginable. From the mountain to your cup!
Cross Roads Café is perhaps the original coffee shop in Panajachel. The idea of opening a coffee shop in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan naturally grew into focus during a scouting trip in May 1999. Immediately after that visit, we sensed the time was ripe to make the move.
All obstacles were divinely removed during the next few months and we drove down from Rohnert Park, CA in April 2000, in our 1986 Toyota flagship. Michael has an extensive and varied background in coffee roasting, blending, and espresso drink development in California, Europe, and Southern Africa. They had a dream to live in Guatemala one day.
Cafe Loco is on the Main Street of Panajachel and since the opening of this small shop, the crowds and mean crowds are seen sitting on the steps of this coffee shop. The owners are truly different Lake Atitlan Coffee Artists offering unique hand roasted artisan coffee. The water used is purified in some strange device behind the counters. The menu is extensive and offers cold-pressed coffee to go.
My final choice is Café Moka on the main street of Panajachel. The coffee shop started in a small shop at the bottom of the main street close to the Lake.
Today Café Moka has expanded and occupies a large space on the top floor of a renovated space. While coffee art remains in the presentation and the menu while not extensive offers coffee lovers a chance to experience the Café Moka version of a Guatemala coffee experience.
Fresh Roast Coffee Beans can be purchased at any of these shops either whole beans or ground. Or by visiting EthicalFashionGuatemala.com to find coffee they export for producers on this page.