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Latin America Countries to visit poll results

Latin America coffee subscription map and countries

Thank you for your votes! Below is a list of Latin America countries to visit count and the vote count. Most of you are very exited about learning more about Latin America’s culture. I will also put together some tips for the countries I have visited and of course coffee from these countries.

Latin America describes the region that lies below the United States of America all through the continent of South America. These regions were home to ancient civilizations and were later invaded by several European countries that still influence the culture there. But one of the things that Latin America is famous for is their production of the finest coffee in the world. In this article we trace the roots of the most favorable morning drink by billions of people across the world and talk about what people really have to go through to get you that cup of coffee you crave.

Remember to visit the following link post to learn about Latin America coffee and history.

The results from the Facebook poll ‘Countries in Latin America I want to visit’ are below:

Brazil πŸ‡§πŸ‡· was number one in the list with 13 votes.

Peru πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ was second with 10 votes.

Argentina πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· with 9 votes.

Costa Rica πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·, Colombia πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ have a total of 8 votes.

Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½, Chile πŸ‡¨πŸ‡± also tie with 6 votes.

Ecuador πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨ has 4 votes.

Cuba πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί 3 votes.

Venzuela πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ, Puerto Rico πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·, Panama πŸ‡΅πŸ‡¦, Bolivia πŸ‡§πŸ‡΄, Uruguay πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ύ are all even with 2 votes each.

Paraguay πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ύ, Guatemala πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ή, Honduras πŸ‡­πŸ‡³ are equal with 1 vote each.

I will be posting more details about each country from the poll. I will also include information about coffee from these countries in Latin America. Contact me if you have any questions!

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Cocotu founder Rudy Guisbert interview

Cocotu founder drinking coffee

After 14 years of being a Systems Administrator, Cocotu (Rudy) decided that he needed a break from the routine and quit his job to travel to Latin America.

Listen to interview using the link below.

This journey allowed him to meet beautiful people, explore amazing sites and venture into the most extraordinary coffee farms. Rudy found something in common that unites most Latino countries, this is called coffee. Rudy developed a strong bond with a number of farmers and producers across several Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. The more he connected with these farmers, the more he felt responsible for sharing their stories and product with the world.

Now Rudy is an exclusive coffee merchant, he brings coffee directly from small coffee farms in Latin America. Rudy works only in small batches of top-quality beans. The product comes in ready to sell, all the roasting, packaging, and branding is done in Latin America. Rudy is now proud of his company Cocotu because he’s able to offer chemical-free, exclusive coffee beans that are produced through sustainable means.

Listeners, Rudy tells us how he went from working in Corporate America to creating the business of his dreams by traveling to South America.

I hope you get inspired with this one and share it if you think someone you know needs this message.

A special thanks to Cafe con Pam for this amazing interview!

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Japanese Coffee Culture and Cafes Learn more

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Cocotu Japan coffee
cocotu japan coffee shop

In Japan, the good cafes thrive. There is a reason for this; Japanese coffee it’s no mystery. The people of Japan have a habit of rewarding good cafes, seeking them out, spreading the word about them, making sure that they get a lot of business. In a way, this system may seem like commonsense, the sort of thing that everyone should be doing, but it is a habit that is endemic to Japan. There is a booming specialty coffee culture in Japan, booming because of the value that the people of Japan place on specialty coffee. It’s a cyclical process: prize good coffee, get good coffee, prize good coffee, get good coffee on and on, over and over.

Fukuoka street

In America, on the other hand, there is no such culture. People in the US do not go out of their way to find great coffee or specialty cafes, at least not on a large scale, so good cafes tend to rise and fall rather quickly. Even in the biggest cities, you are much more likely to come across a chain, say a Starbucks or a Dunkin Donuts, than you are a specialty coffee shop that is turning a healthy profit. The reason? The American people aren’t rewarding good cafes in the same way that the Japanese people are.

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Japan restaurant
Japanese coffee
Cocotu Japan bar kanpai