Ricardo Zelaya - Washed
Juicy peach with white grapes and sweet toffee.
Category - Adventurous
Origin - Guatemala
Farm -San Agustín
Producer - Ricardo Zelaya
Varietal - Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchi
Process - Washed
Import Partner - West Coast Coffee Traders
San Agustin Farm has been under the Ricardo Zelaya’s team wings since he rented it in 2005. The farm is located in the eastern slopes of the Antigua Valley, with an altitude that ranges between 1,600 to 1,880 meters above sea level. Its profound soils are filled with organic material and its microclimate is the perfect combination of humid and cold. These factors contribute in the production of a very tasteful and rich cup of coffee.
The plantation is covered with Gravilea shade trees, which are used to give the coffee plants the right amount of sunshine during the different stages of their life.
This farm is originally part of finca Cabrejo, a very old and renowned farm in the Antigua area. The owners ran the farm for many years until a price crisis and frosts affected the plantation and forced them to abandon it. In 2005, they made a long term deal of renting the farm to Ricardo Zelaya. The old plantation consisted of 4 hectares that were damaged and in no conditions to recover and produce good yields. Therefore, between 2005 and 2006, Ricardo replanted these 4 hectares and planted 21 new hectares.