Ricardo Zelaya: Santa Clara Estate, Natural - Guatemala - 340g or 5lb
  • Ricardo Zelaya: Santa Clara Estate, Natural - Guatemala - 340g or 5lb

    Dried mango and toffee with smooth milk chocolate.


    Origin - Guatemala
    Farm - Santa Clara

    Producer - Ricardo Zelaya
    Varietal - Bourbon, Caturra
    Altitude - 1,600–1,830
    Process - Natural

    Import Partner - West Coast Coffee Traders

    • Santa Clara Estate

      The Zelaya family has been growing coffee for over 100 years and four generations. This renowned family owns farms throughout Guatemala and grows one of only a handful of genuine ‘Antigua’ coffees (coffees grown in the Antigua valley area bounded by three volcanoes – Agua, Acatenango and Fuego). Finca Santa Clara is located on the fertile southern slopes of the Volcán de Agua in the Antigua Valley at 1,600-1,830 metres. Ricardo Zelaya has managed the farm, which was bought in 1974 by his Grandfather, since 1988 and is the 4th generation of the Zelaya family to have produced coffee at Santa Clara. Since taking over the farm, he has increased the size from 17 hectares of coffee plantations up to 95 hectares as well as building a wet mill, drying patios and a greenhouse to improve the processing of the coffee.


      The Zelaya family is passionately committed to both quality and sustainability. The family’s farms are scrupulously well-managed right from the careful selection of varietals planted, to the close supervision of the dry and wet mills. The coffee is shade grown, which protects the plants from direct sunlight, maintains soil health, and provides an important habitat for birds and insect life. The family’s mills are also eco-friendly and feature sedimentation tanks that prevent pollution of the local river systems.



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