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Guatemala Organic RFA UTZ Bird Friendly SHB Finca Ceylan #0930

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This is a fine quality coffee, in every aspect it is simply magnificent.

Finca Ceylan is based on sustainability and (RFA) Rainforest Alliance a fair trade coffee, here's more on the RFA Certification Program

Roast & Profile No.:

Roasted on the 11th of April, Dev 15.1% on 2rd Drop, Profile No. #0930

The farm manages and conserves their natural resources by growing a variety of crops and encouraging all local flora and fauna to co-exist with the coffee plantations. 

The farm has existed since the 1870’s, over the years becoming more established and growing in size, owned by the Echeverria family.

Finca Ceylan provides support for its employees such as access to medical care and education as well as improving living standards for the families. 

The climate is fairly mild with average temperatures of 20C. 

The terrain is a mixture of steep slopes with extensive plateaus; the soil is volcanic clay, well-drained and stony. 

Guatemalan organic is highly complex and exudes immense flavour characteristics, similar in some ways to malt toffee syrup.

This is definitely one of the finest coffees from Guatemala and possesses a velvety body with a rich and lively aroma, and fine acidity.

  • Origin GUATEMALA
  • Region San Miguel Pochuta, Chimaltenango, Atitlán
  • Producer Echeverria family
  • Certifications Rainforest Alliance Certified, NASAA Organic Certified, UTZ Kapeh Certified
  • Harvest January - April
  • Score 80
  • Type Arabica
  • Varietals Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo, Maragogype, Guiexa
  • Processing Fully washed
  • Altitude 1000 - 1350 MASL
  • Prep Hard Bean

 

Something really interesting in Guatemala is the Volcano Atitlan which is one of several prominent conical stratovolcanoes in the Guatemalan highlands. Along with its twin volcano Tolimán to the north, it forms a dramatic backdrop to Lake Atitlán, one of the scenic highlights of the country. The summit directly overlies the inferred margin of the Pleistocene Atitlán III caldera and is the highest of three large post-caldera stratovolcanoes constructed near the southern caldera rim. The volcano consequently post-dates the eruption of the voluminous, roughly 85,000-year-old rhyolitic Los Chocoyos tephra associated with formation of the Atitlán III caldera. The historically active andesitic Volcán Atitlán is younger than Tolimán, although their earlier activity overlapped. In contrast to Tolimán, Atitlán displays a thick pyroclastic cover. The northern side of the volcano is wooded to near the summit, whereas the upper 1000 m of the southern slopes are unvegetated. Predominantly explosive eruptions have been recorded from Volcán Atitlán since the 15th century.

@KraigAdams a youtuber hikes and summits Acatenango Volcano which is quite spectator if you're looking for a new challenge in Guatemala