Calling all coffee lovers; if latte, espresso, cappuccino, Americano or plain brewed black coffee is an essential part of your daily routine, don’t miss out on discovering what Belize has to offer when it comes to this glorious drink.
Pure LOVE in a mug, coffee dates back to 14 centuries ago to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau. Kaldi, a goat herder discovered that after his goats ate certain bright red berries they became so energetic they did not want to sleep. Kaldi decided to try these berries for himself and also felt the energizing effects of coffee. Word spread quickly about these berries which then moved east eventually reaching the Arabian Peninsula where coffee cultivation and trade began across the globe.
Belize is not a large producer of coffee beans but there is one place in Belize where coffee is grown and cultivated organically under the Mayan rainforest shade at the Gallon Jug Estate in western Belize. Gallon Jug Coffee is Belize’s leading coffee brand producing exquisite 100% Arabica coffee beans. The beans are naturally grown and carefully handpicked by local villagers. Gallon Jug Coffee beans can be bought at most supermarkets.
Another company thriving in perfecting the roasting of Arabica coffee beans from Guatemala is Caye Coffee Roasting Company. This establishment is located in the San Pablo area on the Ambergris Caye. Established in 2004, Caye Coffee became known for roasting one of Belize’s best tasting coffees. The beans are packaged off in both whole bean or ground format with options of different blends and roast level. This 1lb of heavenly goodness is sold nationwide in grocery stores across Belize.
Looking for more than packaged Belizean Coffee? Say no more, experience numerous outstanding coffee establishments worth mentioning and worth visiting. From the wake-up espresso shot to the ice-cold flavored rich frappes, Belizean entrepreneurs have helped satisfy coffee enthusiasts with their wide menu selection of exceptional coffee. Here are some of the top coffee shops in Belize.