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Get your Insider's Guide to Antigua

Have a trip to Antigua planned? Don't miss our recommendations, especially if you have a limited amount of time in Guatemala. 

A number of employees at De la Gente have lived in Antigua for a while now (3+ years) and have had the opportunity to get to know it fairly well. We've also had a lot of friends and family come to visit, so we're well aware of the sights to be seen (and which are really worth seeing/doing). In order to help fellow travelers, we've created an Insider's Guide to Antigua. Find it on our website   

The year in review and looking forward to 2015

2014 was a banner year for De la Gente. In April, we launched a re-imagined organization under the new name and haven’t looked back since. We were excited to present a new name and look that better represents who we are and what we do, and based on the outpouring of positive feedback it’s safe to say that our supporters were too.

Caoba Farms Open House

Mindy, Andy and Jane get Saturday's brew of De la Gente coffee ready.

On Saturday, we had the pleasure of serving up De la Gente coffee at Caoba Farms’ open house and food festival. If you’re unfamiliar with Caoba Farms, it is an organic farm located on the southern edge of Antigua. Operating for over 10 years, they grow fantastic produce and supply it to locals, restaurants and visitors. In addition, Caoba Farms’ on-site store sells De la Gente coffee along with other locally produced, eco- and farmer-friendly food items.

Part of the Caoba Farms property.

If you enjoy good, fresh food, you would have enjoyed Caoba’s event. And don’t worry - they plan to keep these things going, so next time you’re in town, be sure to check it out!

In addition to showing off our farmers’ finely produced coffee, visitors were treated to:

  • Culinary students from Guatemala City grilling up kebabs, and dishing out quinoa salad, tzatziki sauce on crostini, and tortillas topped with romesco and cheese;
  • A former Chicago resident was offering up her line of nut butters, pestos, hummus, coconut oil and more
  • A Guatemalan woman was showcasing her all-natural insect repellents and household cleaners
  • Others were sharing cookies, carrot bread, ceviches, flavored salts and more.

A local woman gets her dough ready for the mountain of tortillas needed for the busy event.

We are always happy to be part of the work that Caoba Farms is doing, to spread the word and showcase high-quality and responsibly produced food and drink items. Be sure to stop by their store next time you’re in or around Antigua, and pick up some De la Gente coffee!