A barista at El Injerto coffee shop in Guatemala City pours water into a chemex. Guatemala has long been known for its coffee, but a culture of artisanal coffee has only recently taken root here. Anna-Catherine Brigida hide caption toggle caption Anna-Catherine Brigida The Salt Their Coffee Is World-Renowned. Now More Guatemalans Are Actually Drinking It October 10, 2017 The rise of independent cafes and popular artisanal brewing methods have sparked a growth in national consumption. Now, about 10 percent of coffee produced in the Central American country stays there.