Guatemala Finca Ceylan Organic SHB (green)


Farm Name: Finca Ceylan y Anexos
Dariush Echeverria Zachrisson

In the cup: Consistent cup, chocolate, sweet vanilla aroma, slight citrus tones and a smooth body with a floral finish

Region: Atitlán AREA: San Miguel Pochuta, Chimaltenango
3,500 – 4,500 feet above sea level
Farm: 268 ha of coffee; Organic Certified by OCIA/JAS/CAAQ EU 2092-91/Suisse Ordenance Farm total – 403 ha
Mountains with extensive flat lands
Climate: tropical humid, warm weather
Average Temperature:
20 Celsius
Volcanic soil, clay-like, dark coffee, well drained and deep, stony with a pH 5-5.5
Annual Rainfall:
3,500 – 4,000 mm
Coffee Varities:
 Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo, Maragogype, Guiexa 
Traditional wet mill (fermentation tanks, water running) and dry mill process
October to March
180 tons parchment coffe (annual average)
Other crops:
Cardamom, macadamia nuts, ‘platano’, banana Natural forest as forestry reserves
Farm History: Since 1870, Finca Ceylan y Anexos has been a property of the Echeverria family producing and processing coffee. Originally the farm name was Finca Ceylan y Colima and later other farms became part of it at that’s why it became Ceylan & Anexos (annexes). The farm hires mostly local labour, generating jobs for people in town. Since then coffee is cultivated; also, for almost 70 years, sugar cane was also grown in the farm to produce ‘panela’ which is used as brown sugar (concentrated). This ‘panela’ was no longer produced since the sugar mill and other machinery were destroyed by strong rains which overflow the farm’s river. Banana was planted originally as coffee shade and then it became an important alternative crop, generating an additional profit to the farm.
Social Projects:
Finca Ceylan has contributed with houses, drinkable water and education to its employees and their children. Employees are also benefited by its alternative crops such as oranges, bananas, and ‘platano’.
Environmental projects and water management:
The farm maintains the river basins and the natural vegetation that grows nearby. The farm has various water sources which have been protected. Hunting and fishing is prohibited to conserve natural faun and flora. The coffee residues from the wet mill are used as an organic fertilizer in the coffee plantation, creating a self-sufficient system. The water used in the wet mill process is filtered through oxidation tanks to avoid contamination in river basins. The farm has a natural forest which has been protected to conserve the different species of trees, plants and animals to protect the ecosystem.

Latest Reviews

Tasty smoothy coffee
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I roasted this in a popper just to second crack. It roasted really nicely (8C ambient temperature) and the result in a plunger is a well rounded mellow body, chocolatey and citrus tones, and a smooth semi-sweet aftertaste. I'm sure this would be even better in the hands of a more experienced roaster! An excellent coffee.
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Clean, mellow and well rounded flavour, a little lacking in potency but maybe it's my lack of roasting ability. Nonetheless a favourite I would choose again
Easy roasting
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Nice and easy to roast in my popper. Roasted to a little over a minute past first crack.
As a doppio espresso from my Silvia, had flavours of orange, spice, plum & chocolate.

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Guatemala Finca Ceylan Organic SHB (green)

In the cup: Consistent cup, chocolate, sweet vanilla aroma, slight citrus tones and a smooth body with a floral finish

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