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Finca Pulcal

Finca Pulcal

country Guatemala
region Antigua
farm Finca Pulcal
producer Maria Zelaya Aguirre
altitude 1600-2000 masl
varietal Java
process washed
importer Common Goal
notes pineapple, brown sugar, chocolate
profile sweet, herbal, medium body


roast level

The Antigua Finca Pulcal, rooted in history on Hacienda Carmona since 1541, has a story that spans generations. Initially focusing on various agricultural products, the farm transitioned to Arabica coffee in the late 1800s under the ownership of the Zelaya family. In 1918, it marked a milestone as Guatemala's coffee made its debut in the global market.

Preserving its heritage, the plantation cultivates original varieties like red and yellow Bourbón and Typica. Located in the unique microclimate and elevated soils of the Antigua Valley, Café Pulcal undergoes careful processing with mountain spring water.

The estate takes a proactive cultivation approach, spacing coffee trees and implementing a strategic pruning cycle every three years. This ensures a healthy balance, allowing light and air to nourish trees and integrating new plants without disrupting roots.

Since 1959, Maria Zelaya Aguirre, the third-generation owner, has dedicated herself to Hacienda Carmona, honoring her family's legacy and showcasing a deep love for coffee. Today, overseen by Luis Pedro Zelaya and Ricardo Zelaya, the estate includes a wet mill and dry processing at Finca Santa Clara. Beyond coffee, it's home to Carmona Trails and a Dairy Farm, undertaking replanting efforts to introduce new varieties like Java, San Francisco, and Villa Sarchi in recent years.


Our weekly ordering cutoff is Tuesday at 9am. All orders placed before this time will be roasted, packaged and shipped by Wednesday. All orders received after this time are subject to shipping the following week depending on overflow.


Shipping Rates

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-$75
FREE for orders over $75

US Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$100
FREE for orders over $100


Biotre 2.0

Biotrē™ 2.0 has outer layers are made from wood pulp and cellulose from wood pulp. In Biotrē™ 2.0 with Natural Kraft paper on the outside, the outer layers make up approximately 60% of the material by weight and have been shown to break down into healthy compost in 12 weeks when tested using conditions from a test method called ASTM D6868. The interior, sealable layer in Biotrē™ 2.0 is made of a plant-based, renewable resource, sugar cane. This is a durable i.e., non-biodegradable, layer made from renewable plant sources. The greenhouse gas CO2 is absorbed and reduced during the plant’s growth.

Biotrē™ takes a comprehensive approach to being environmentally friendly.

  • Waste Reduction – Biotrē™ can reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in long term waste storage like a landfill.
    • Biotrē™ 2.0 – with the outer layers breaking down naturally in a composting environment in a relatively short period of time, packages can be processed in a home compost to convert 60% of material (Biotrē™ 2.0 are not recommended for municipal or industrial composting). The inner layer can be removed from compost if found and disposed of with normal trash. 60% less material goes to the landfill.
  • Climate Change – The plant-based components that go into Biotrē™ (wood pulp, sugar cane, and corn) absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used to make Biotrē™ packaging. Absorbing and reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere helps stem the tide of global climate change.
  • Natural Resources - Biotrē™ preserves our natural resources by reducing the use of finite fossil fuel and mineral resources and promoting the use of cyclical, sustainable sources. While most barrier packaging is made from almost exclusively petroleum-based plastics or aluminum foil, Biotre® film layers consist of anywhere for 60% to nearly 100% renewable plants.

Volume Discounts

We're dropping the bomb on exclusive volume discounts on our entire coffee collection. Mix and match any single origin and/or blends and get the following discounts automatically applied at checkout.

15 - 44 bags 10% off
45 - 89 bags 15% off
90 - 179 bags 20% off
180+ bags 25% off
Regular price $24.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $24.00 CAD

15 bags, mix & match = 10% off
Discounts automatically applied at checkout.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
exceptional, yes

smooth! picked these beans out from a brilliant flight at the cafe. translating well to aeropress at the studio.