4 of the Best Latin American Coffee You Need to Try
Latinos are known to drink more coffee than other nationalities. Around 74 percent of the general Latino population drink 1 to 2 cups of coffee on a daily basis as per Café Cortez.
With a coffee drinking average of 1.32 cups per day, Brazil is known to be one of the countries with the most Latin American coffee drinkers. As per World Atlas, Brazil is also one of the largest coffee producers with 2,339,630 hectares allotted for coffee farming.
With their love for coffee, Latinos can without a doubt produce top notch coffee quality. Listed below are 4 Latin American coffees that every coffee lover must try!
The coffee brand which originated in Cuba has been around for more than 100 years. Café Souto became the most popular coffee brand in Cuba after the Souto family, headed by Pepe, decided to sell their home roasted coffee within the neighborhood. By doing so, the family's coffee business started to expand as their popularity increased by word of mouth.
The family then renamed the coffee brand Café Pilon after a business man contacted Pepe with an offer to sell him the Café Pilon brand; he then took advantage of the deal and decided to purchase the entire Rowland Coffee Roasters.
Cielito Querido is one of Starbucks' toughest competitions in Mexico as per the World Crunch website. The café does not only serve coffee, but it also serves several drinks with a twist. One of which is their hot chocolate infused with chili peppers.
As per Diego Landa, the marketing director, "When there is market that is dominated by such a famous competitor, the rest are like a flock of sheep, and the theory is that if you want to enter the market, you should emulate the dominant player as much as possible. "
Known as one of the most expensive coffees in the world, Los Planes coffees cost around $40 per pound. Grown in Citala, El Salvador; the delicious brew won second place in the 2006 Cup of Excellence.
It is entirely made from Pacamara which is a high quality Arabica bean. It may be expensive, but once you’d get to try the brew, it’s most definitely worth it.
Café Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic’s well-loved café continually gathers recognition worldwide. The family-owned company has been part of the Dominican Republic culture for over 70 years, as is now one of the biggest café brands in the international market.
As per Abdallah Castillo, the director of the Dominican Republic tourism Board based in Canada, the coffee is already part of their culture, “I remember when I was a child, I used to make Café Santo Domingo ice cream. So you can just imagine what this coffee means to us. It’s part of us, of every Dominican."
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