Complex Guatemala Coffee Dubbed "Almost Heaven"

A journey to the source of Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo®

February 5, 2016
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The Central American country of Guatemala is known for its stunning beauty, and its coffee. Both can be found in the lush Antigua Valley. Here, in a secluded basin high above the sea lies a coffee-growing paradise. Where ancient volcanoes soar above 100-year old family farms, and growing traditions are passed down from generation to generation.

We first fell in love with Antigua back in 1971, and it’s enchanted us ever since, with exquisite coffees like our limited edition Casi Cielo. Spanish for "Almost Heaven," this single-origin coffee is a celebration of everything we love about Antigua, and the unique flavors that keep us coming back.

Interesting Facts

The nearby Volcano Fuego remains active to this day, occasionally dusting the valley with fresh, nutrient-rich volcanic ash.
Guatemala is one of the largest coffee producers in Central America, second only to Honduras.
Once the third capital of Guatemala, Antigua, or "Ancient" Guatemala has a rich history dating back to the 1500's.

From the first sip, Casi Cielo’s smooth, light-body delights with a subtle floral aroma and top note, and a dark cocoa finish. Delicious on its own or with meals, it pairs perfectly with everything from savory herb dishes to artisan cheeses, and anything on the dessert menu.

As rare as the region it calls home, Casi Cielo is available for a limited time at participating Starbucks® stores and online. And when you take a bag home, you’ll be helping us support the future of specialty coffees like this around the world through our One Tree For Every Bag commitment.

One Tree For Every Bag

As part of our commitment to fostering thriving coffee communities like Antigua, Starbucks will donate the average cost of a coffee tree to Conservation International for each bag of coffee sold from participating stores in the U.S. Get the whole story here.

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