This one-of-a-kind immersive experience is a celebration of coffee with a focus of farm to cup! We aim to connect, share knowledge, and make the specialty coffee industry more sustainable.
El Salvador is a powerhouse for specialty coffee and is known for its quality and notable varieties such as Pacas, Pacamara, and Bourbon. El Salvador's rich volcanic soil consistently produces award-winning coffee known around the world. The quality of Guatemala's coffee is recognized worldwide. Guatemala was also one of the first coffee producing country to establish an origin system that characterizes its eight producing regions. The 2024 Pono Collective is geared towards providing a platform and opportunity to learn how coffee is grown, processed, and roasted and also create awareness, connection, pride, and appreciation to Salvadoran and Guatemalan coffee and meet those who are continuing that legacy.
Culinary Students attending a coffee farm tour
This year's Pono Collective will showcase all the rich culture, coffee, and beauty El Salvador and Guatemala has to offer. Pono Collective will be highlighting farms such as:
  • Dinamica Coffee Mill (Guatemala)
  • Paradigma (Guatemala)
  • Cafe L'Etranger Farm (El Salvador)
  • Los Pirineos (El Salvador)
With the main focus of coffee's journey from farm to cup, Pono Collective: El Salvador & Guatemala will allow for connections to be made with top coffee growers, roasters, sensory specialists, and baristas. Pono Collective: El Salvador & Guatemala is a convergence of passion, expertise, and appreciation of the coffee bean's journey from farm to cup.
Special thanks to our very own Stephanie Gonzalez for coordinating, planning, and working alongside amazing partners to make the 2024 Pono Collective: El Salvador & Guatemala a truly unforgettable experience.

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