Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Are you a coffee lover? If so, make plans now to be in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on December 16, 2017, when the city will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people drinking coffee simultaneously in a single venue.
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust is looking to entice 10,000 residents and visitors to join in the city's attempt to beat Germany's record of 8,162 coffee drinkers, earning the city of Cologne a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009.
According to the Mexico Network of Journalists, currently more than 12 million people "like" the Guinness World Record's page on Facebook, 14 million have visited their website, and they have 50,000 followers on Instagram.
At a press conference earlier this week, the event's organizer, Carlos Arceo, said that the announcement was being made 9 months in advance because "We want Puerto Vallarta to be [included] there." He encouraged everyone who loves Vallarta to utilize social media to help get the word out because "we need 10 thousand Vallartenses and tourists to participate [in order to set a new Guinness World Record]."
If Guinness ever creates a category for the country most obsessed with being in the Guinness Book of World Records, Mexico will surely be in the running.Mexico already holds a slew of Guinness world records, including the Largest Mexican Folk Dance, with 457 participants; the Largest Thriller Dance with an incredible 13,597 participants in 2009; the World's Largest Mariachi Band in 2009; the World's Largest Meatball, which weighed in at 109 pounds, in 2009; the Largest Soccer Tournament in 2011; the World's Highest Suspension Bridge in 2012; the World's Largest Guacamole in 2013; the World's Largest Day of the Dead Altar in 2014; and the Largest Glass of Orange Juice in 2015, among others.