A glimpse of sustainable Guatamela
Get a sneak peak at our food blogger's trip to Guatemala with the Rainforest Alliance.
Fri, Jul 13 2012 at 1:26 PM
Year-old coffee plants at Azotea coffee farm in Antigua Guatemala. (Photo: Robin Shreeves)
Buenos Dias! I'm writing this from the Miami airport during a layover on my way back from Guatemala to New Jersey. For the past week, I've been on a tour of sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farms and Rainforest Alliance Verified hotels in Guatemala. Next week, I'll be writing about the trip in depth, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak with a couple of photos.
The personal sauna in my hotel room at Hotel Las Cubres
, a Rainforest Alliance Verified hotel, in Zunil Quetzeltenango. The hotel is built on top of natural hot springs, and the springs provide constant steam to the saunas.
Coffee beans growing at the Rainforest Alliance Certified Azotea coffee farm
in Antigua. As part of certification, the farm has to be involved with projects that benefit the whole community, not just their farm.
I want to thank the Rainforest Alliance
for inviting me on this trip, and I also want to thank MNN's lifestyle blogger Starre Vartan for her great advice on traveling solo
before I left.
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