WASHED | BOURBON // CHERRY & DARK CHOC
Finca Jauja is located in the outskirts of Antigua, at 1,550m above sea level. It is one of the oldest coffee farms in Antigua, and owned by the Herrera family, who are well known for coffee production in Guatemala. Ricardo Zelaya began renting Finca Jauja in 2010, after the youngest generation of Herrera began to pursue interests outside of coffee. Over the last decade, Ricardo has carefully renovated the farm, restoring the topsoil and replacing the farm’s old Bourbon trees with younger Bourbon trees as well as Bourboncito (Dwarf Bourbon) and Villa Sarchi varieties.
GUATEMALA SANTA CLARA
WASHED | BOURBON & CATURRA // PLUM & MILK CHOC
Finca Santa Clara is ninety hectares in size and is located on the fertile southern slopes of the Volcán de Agua, in the Antigua Valley. The farm has been managed since 1988 by Ricardo Zelaya, the fourth generation of the Zelaya family to have produced coffee at Santa Clara. Ricardo is passionate about sustainability. Coffee on his farms is shade grown, which protects the plants from direct sunlight, maintains soil health, and provides an important habitat for birds and insect life. The family’s mills are also eco-friendly and feature sedimentation tanks that prevent pollution of the local river systems. All of the pulp from the mills is composted and used as an organic fertiliser for the farm. In addition, parchment from the dry mill is used for fuel to reduce the reliance on wood.
We buy coffee from Ricardo every year through Melbourne Coffee Merchants and highly value the relationship with both Ricardo and MCM.
GUATEMALA LA SOLEDAD
WASHED | BOURBON & CATURRA // VANILLA & BROWN SUGAR
La Soledad sits at an altitude of 1,585–1,750m above sea level on the slopes of Volcan de Agua in Antigua. The estate is owned by Ana Lucia Zelaya and her husband Rony Asensio. The two make a dynamic coffee duo—Ana Lucia is a fourth-generation coffee producer from a well-established and long-standing coffee producing family. Her husband, Rony, also comes from coffee-producing heritage and is a very talented, passionate and meticulous farmer who works incredibly hard to produce great coffee.
SL 28 & 34 // PLUM & COLA
Wahundura is a washing station – or factory, as they are called in Kenya – built in the 1960s and located in Murang’a County in Kenya’s former Central Province. It is one of four active washing stations – along with its sisters Kagumoini, Riakiberu and Karugiro – owned by the Kamachiria Coffee Farmer’s Cooperative Society (FCS). Kamachiria is made up of over 5,600 producers who farm in Kenya’s central highlands.