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Santa Clara

Santa Clara

country Guatemala
region Antigua
farm Finca Santa Clara
producer Ricardo Zelaya
altitude 1550-2050 masl
varietal Bourbon, Bourboncito, Caturra, Villa Sarchi, Venezia, Pacas
process washed
importer Common Goal
notes green apple, cocao, toffee
profile sweet, balanced, medium body

style

roast level

The Zelaya family boasts a century-long legacy of cultivating coffee in the esteemed region of Antigua, Guatemala. Proud stewards of multiple farms in the area, they have dedicated themselves to meticulously preserving, refining, and enhancing Antigua's reputation as one of Guatemala's most cherished and renowned coffee regions.

Nestled on the fertile southern slopes of the Volcán de Agua in the Antigua Valley, Finca Santa Clara spans ninety hectares. Since 1988, it has been under the ownership and management of Ricardo Zelaya, representing the fourth generation of the Zelaya family devoted to coffee production at Santa Clara.

Ricardo, a forward-thinking farmer, directs his efforts towards achieving the pinnacle of coffee excellence. Overseeing three coffee farms in Antigua—Santa Clara, Hacienda Carmona, and Puerta Verde—and Carrizalito farm in the Nuevo Oriente coffee region of Guatemala. Ricardo's commitment is evident in the management of every aspect. From the precise selection of planted varieties to meticulous attention to plant nutrition, pruning, and the hands-on supervision of the wet and dry mills situated on the estate, Ricardo maintains complete quality control from harvesting to export.

Beyond his dedication to coffee quality, Ricardo is an advocate for sustainability. A quarter of the estate, totaling 25 hectares, is designated as a natural reserve, showcasing his commitment to environmental preservation. In a diversification effort, avocados thrive on approximately 4.5 hectares of the land. Emphasizing eco-conscious practices, all coffee across Ricardo's farms is shade-grown, safeguarding plants from direct sunlight, promoting soil health, and fostering vital habitats for birds and insects.

The family's mills boast eco-friendly features, including sedimentation tanks preventing water system pollution. Notably, composting all mill pulp contributes to organic fertilization, while parchment from the dry mill serves as fuel, reducing reliance on resources. Ricardo Zelaya's holistic approach to coffee cultivation underscores a legacy steeped in tradition and sustainability.

Schedule

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

Packaging

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 $22.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $22.00 CAD

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

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