Guatemala Santa Clara Decaf

A knockout decaf using the Swiss Water method. 

This conscientiously produced coffee from Antigua was sourced in conjunction with Common Goal Coffee. Led by Ricardo Zelaya and the Zelaya family, Finca Santa Clara’s coffee and approach is committed to sustainable, environmentally sensitive farming that produces truly delicious coffee—and, in turn, truly delicious decaf.

The Zelaya family has farmed coffee for generations in this region, with Finca Santa Clara just one of the family’s carefully planted and innovatively tended farms. Situated over 90 hectares on the southern slopes of Volcán de Agua, Finca Santa Clara boasts the elevation, climate, and rich soil so valuable to the quality coffee production this region is storied for.

As farm manager, Ricardo’s commitment to agronomic excellence and environmental sustainability guides him throughout. A quarter of Finca Santa Clara is designated as a natural reserve, and complementary crops such as avocados, shade plants, and bird-and-insect-friendly species are grown on the farm. The Zelaya family mills compost all mill pulp for fertilizer, reuse parchment as fuel, and include sedimentation tanks to prevent pollution of the local water system. Continued dedication towards improving both growing and milling practices ensure quality coffee farmed with Ricardo’s long view of environmental stewardship.

This is a pleasant chocolate forward Guatemala Swiss Water Process Decaf.

The flavor reminds us of milk chocolate, caramel and almonds.  As it cools we taste hints of molasses, golden raisin and brown sugar.

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