Alfonso Urbina


What does coffee mean to you and your country?

Coffee is a source of work since it gives employment to many people, and it means income also for me. Coffee means progress and development for the country.

What is your favorite place in your country?

Guatemala is a country with many beautiful places, my favorite place is Esquipulas where I live. I know that there are other beautiful places, but for my Esquipulas it has a special meaning.

What is your history with illycaffè?

illy is a roaster who has always been in touch with us through meetings and visits. Even if pandemic has complicated the direct contact, the person in charge of this area has always been close to us through Mercon, which keeps us constantly informed about the interest of the roaster as well as the production and quality of coffee.

How does the perfect coffee grow?

Perfect coffee has an intense care process from the selection of the seed, the sowing and its production methodology. This leads us to make coffee part of ourselves.

How do you drink coffee?

It is a drink that I consume daily, however I love to taste it at the end of lunch, when I can enjoy its quality in relax. The coffee that I usually drink is a coffee with no half measures, strong and without sugar.