Ricardo Zelaya, Finca Carrizal • Antigua, Guatemala
notes / cherry, almond, caramel, milk chocolate
profile / sweet, balanced, medium body
region / New Oriente, Antigua
altitude / 1000-1200 masl.
varietals / Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Pacas
owner / Ricardo Zelaya
processing / Swiss Water Process
importer / West Coast Coffee Traders
Finca Carrizal has a very special place in Ricardo Zelaya's heart as it was his first ever farm. In 1986, at just 21 years old he bought his own piece of land right next to his family's farm. He purchased it with a 45-year-old partner that used to be a good friend of his father, little did they know they became great friends as well! Ricardo learned a great deal from his partner and vice versa. In this farm he was able to experiment first hand with everything he had learned in his studies, from agronomic practices, to building his first wet mill. Still today, this is the farm where all the nurseries come from to supply the other farms he manages and owns. With rain almost 8 months of the year and amazing soil, the baby plants can grow strong and adapt when transported to other farms to be planted. This farm is the most difficult one to work with, it's located in the Northwest part of Guatemala and takes a challenging 6-9 hours drive to get there. Socially, the farm maintains a primary school of 97 children and includes a computer lab for the youth of the surrounding area.
Weekly ordering deadline is Tuesday at 9am. Orders placed before this time are roasted, packaged and shipped by Wednesday. All orders received after this time are subject to shipping the following week depending on overflow.
Our current shipping rates are as follows:
Local Delivery Rates within 2km
$5.00 for orders between $0-$20
$2.50 for orders between $20-$40
FREE for orders over $40
Canadian Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$36
$10 for orders between $36-$65
FREE for orders over $65
US Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$100
FREE for orders over $100