Organic Guatemala Finca Ceylan – Fair Trade

Organic Guatemala Finca Ceylan - Fair Trade

Cup Characteristics: Consistent cup, chocolate, sweet vanilla aroma, slight citrus tones and a smooth body with a floral finish. Click to read more!!

$17.00 — $80.00

Guatemala is one of the most advanced coffee growing countries in the world. ANACAFE, the government coffee authority, has lead the world in defining and encouraging every aspect of how to grow and process great tasting coffee. ANACAFE has identified eight unique coffee growing regions that have distinct micro-climates and flavor profiles. Each of the eight regions has a unique personality forged from the combination of distinct natural and human elements. Varied micro-climates, volcanic soils, consistent rainfall patterns and high altitudes predestine Guatemala for growing seriously great coffee. Over 270,000 hectares of coffee are planted in Guatemala with 98% of all coffee shade grown and 98% high grown washed Arabica species.

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 and the name was changed to Ceylan & Anexos. The farm hires mostly local labour, generating jobs for people in town. Banana trees were originally planted as shade trees for the coffee and then became an important alternative crop for the farm.
The farm maintains the river basin and the natural vegetation that grows nearby. The farm has various water sources which been protected. Hunting and fishing are prohibited to conserve natural flora and fauna. The coffee residues for the wet mill are used as organic fertilizer in the coffee plantation, creating a self sufficient system. The farm has a natural forest which has been protected to conserve the different species of trees, plants, and animals in that ecosystem.

Finca Ceylan has contributed to the community by building houses, suppling drinkable water and educating its employees and children.