Hi Colin and other coffee experts!
I am new to this website and to the coffee affinity community, so please let me know if my inquiry is out of place. A friend of mine visited Guatemala many years ago and was introduced to a type of coffee that he found to be very delicious and clean-tasting. He explained to me that the coffee came in the form of a thick paste that he simply mixed with boiling water until the substance dissolved into the water. He has searched high and low for this type of coffee - which he assumes is referred to as "coffee paste" - to no avail. I have visited numerous coffee and culinary websites for this type of "coffee paste" but I only find the type of paste that is used to make chocolate candy or coffee-flavored ice cream (this ingredient is also referred to as "coffee paste"). I am not sure if this is the type of coffee paste that my friend tasted in Guatemala. My questions are: 1) Is the "coffee paste" that is used to make chocolate candy or coffee-flavored ice cream the same type of paste that my friend tasted in Guatemala; and, if so, do you recommend a particular brand of this paste for consumption as coffee? 2) If the two pastes are different, then what is and where do I find the "coffee paste" that my friend tasted in Guatemala? If you know a specific website or other coffee distributor that sells "coffee paste" for consumption as coffee (preferably, but not necessarily, Guatemalan coffee paste), can you please provide me with the web address and contact information of the distributor? Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my inquiry.