One A Day – 744 – La Guarecita
La Guarecita – Tostadores de Cafe & Cacao
Inside the Shop
A nice place to meet a friend or just read
Feelings of Establishment and Simplicity
Gracias, Vuelva Pronto (I will)
- La Guarecita – Tostadores de Cafe & Cacao
- Calle Garcia Obeso
- Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
- December 2, 2015
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This is part of the photowalk that I put up yesterday – a big part as it turns out. It is because I was so surprised to see this operation here in Morelia, and so close to my apartment. Nominally, this is a nice coffee shop, but you only have to look around a little to see that they are as much about roasting green coffee, cacao (chocolate beans), and various nuts as they are about serving a nice, simple cappuccino (a simple cappuccino is a rare commodity anyplace in these days of Starbucks and high-end coffee shops). They have a nice inside patio where I took my cappuccino. The moments I spent there relaxing were much appreciated.
Their trade is obviously gourmet because their roasters are large, current units with proper particulate filters on their exhausts. Inside and out, the shop looks like it could have been in operation for decades at least, but in fact, I am told they have been there only a little more than a year. They are said to be suppliers for Meson Agustino’s (a well-known restaurant) and other fine spots around town – I am sure of it. They are the only operation I know of with this much capacity for roasting and quality control in Morelia. I’m quite pleased to find them only two blocks from my apartment, and serving breakfasts. They compound their own Mexican-style drinking chocolate. I tasted some of the semi-sweet chocolate and I am convinced. They know what they are doing.
Just one of the many benefits of living in Centro. Like the sound of a male voice singing acapella I hear floating through the house as I write this – I don’t know where it is coming from, but it is nice, and I don’t want it to end.
I hope you enjoyed this little side trip into a local business during my photowalk. I’ve got a bit more to show and there will be lots more as time goes by. I live in Centro now and there is so much to see.