The Guayaba generation

This is the juice of guava. Alongside Curuba (with coverage in another article), guava is one of the cheapest fruits in Colombia. Yes, oranges are not actually the cheapest here despite the abundance of them! Unlike the guavas in Asia, the ones here are pink, not green.. Guava used to be so cheap that it used to be the stable fruit in every family’s home (still is I guess). There were not many other options for fruits. Strawberries and chicken were luxuries at the time. The Colombians who were brought up before the economy opened and were fed guava everyday are called the Guayaba generation.


  1. It wonderful how we call it exotic and they call it basic.

  2. this is so funny.. ruby you have a knack for standup comedy shows!

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  4. […] distribution cost. So, since it’s relatively more expensive than other fruits like banana or guava, it’s not widely consumed in Bogotá, the landlocked high altitude capital where transportation […]

  5. […] The Colombian customs are mandarin/orange juice for breakfast, lemonade (from lime) /blackberry/guava for lunch; whereas alcohol could win over juices at dinner, and unfortunately and increasingly, […]

  6. […] is widely consumed, such as chicken/beef puff pastry, or Hawaiano (pastry filled with guava jam, cheese and pineapple). The problem is, the supposedly buttery pastries generally don’t […]

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