coffee sanctuary

coffee sanctuary

In the coffee sanctuary of El Cafe-Tal in Coatepec, we glimpsed burlap bags filled with ripe, hand-picked beans, even though picking season was over.

And peaceful, zen-like trees growing alongside Arabica coffee plants, the type of coffee used in Kahlúa (full disclosure: that’s why we were there).

Our guide owns both the sanctuary and the museum, where he’s achieved organic status by abstaining from chemical usage entirely for the past seven years.

We also saw some crazy people in a vintage truck from the 1950s . . .