- As a neighboring country of Mexico and Guatemala, coffee is grown here in organic quality in the rainforest of the western Gullon Jug Estate.
- Other cultivation areas are, e.g. in the southern Belcampo. Here you can even visit the farm.
- Bowen and his farm manager planted coffee from Costa Rica in the west of the country.
- The fertile soils and the subtropical, temperate climate offer ideal conditions for the cultivation of fine Arabica coffee.
- Unfortunately there is often a lack of altitude in the country. Therefore the cultivation areas are small.
- The plants grow without pesticides, fungicides or herbicides; The coffee cherries are harvested hand-picked and are wet-processed.
- The coffee has premium quality and gains more and more respect on the specialty coffee market.
- It has a mild body with relatively low acidity and a pleasant taste.
- However, the quantity of coffee that Belize produces is hardly relevant to the world market.
- And so the coffee is also very expensive. That is why you often get coffee from neighboring Guatemala, Mexico or El Salvador in the country itself.
- Even instant coffee is widely drunken.
☕ Traditional Preparation
The Maya roast the coffee traditionally in a comal over the fire. The comal is a flat, round cooking plate made of clay.