Guarapo or Chicha has lots of meaning in the Inca tribe. This drink is part of lots of ritual and religious traditions. Me, as half native have been drawn to learn more about my ancestors. I did grew up having this drink around, but just as an occasional treat and not really like a tradition. I have been wanting to bring this back to my family and learn more about who I could have become.
I think this is one of my favorite because it gets fermentation fairly fast with ingredients that you can find in ANY grocery store. I recommend you to watch the process, because it is really fun…
I hope you enjoy the process and also the results!
FUN FACT: This drink is commonly called chicha in Central America, but in South America we call it guarapo. In South America, chicha is another fermented drink made of corn or barley.