If there is one thing that Tijuana is known for, it is its gastronomy and delicious independent cafes that overflow with creativity and delight. Not surprisingly, Tijuana natives have been rewarded and today Paco Gudiño, founder of Silvestre coffee, stands out.
This nomination to belong to the Board of Directors of the Barista Guild of the Specialty Coffee Association is a great recognition of the work of Paco Gudiño, who strives every day to have a quality proposal for Tijuana natives through his coffee.
Barista Guild, is a worldwide organization and Gudiño has said to San Diego Red that if selected he will focus on making known Mexican coffee that, globally, does not have the recognition it deserves, besides promoting coffee as "a prosperous, equitable and sustainable activity".
On the other hand, this nomination is not the first distinction he has received, two years ago the same association granted him a scholarship to study a course in Greece, an experience that he has qualified as fruitful since he was able to meet people related to the world of coffee and learn from them.
Silvestre is a coffee that was founded 3 years ago, but originated 5 years ago, when Paco fell in love with the flavors and openness of the community that coffee offers. Since then he has been working to build a space that everyone can enjoy. In the same way, he has built a network, not only with other baristas in Tijuana, but all over the world.
The space has also served as a stage for multiple musical and artistic events, as well as supporting the community with spaces to sell local products.
What I like most about coffee is the diversity of its community and the possibilities of innovation for the future.
But when we talk about Silvestre, we are not only talking about an incredible space with a delicious coffee of the best quality, we are also talking about a concept, since its founder has a commitment with the environment. For this reason, he takes actions to reduce waste, as well as to raise awareness of water care.
All this by "means of a cup of coffee".
Café Silvestre is located on Avenida Las Américas very close to Plaza Galerías, you will recognize it as a place with a very attractive terrace. You will also notice that they have adapted to all sanitary protocols to make you have a pleasant and safe time.