SANTA CLARA – RICARDO ZELAYA COFFEES
Four generations of the Zelaya family have written the story of Santa Clara Coffee Farm. Surrounded by legends, tradition, and volcanoes, grows what has become one of the worlds finest and most recognized coffees.
Santa Clara Coffee Farm is a historic treasure located on the southern slopes of the Antigua Valley, in Guatemala, where coffee is grown at altitudes between 5,100 and 6,200 feet above sea level. The region is privileged to have some of the richest volcanic soils available for the cultivation of specialty coffee.
Today, Santa Clara is under the management of Ricardo Zelaya, a member of the fourth generation. Since 1986, he has been committed to innovate and adapt in order to ensure excellence in every step of the coffee production chain. Ricardo, along with his valued team, is devoted to produce the highest quality coffee in the world and continuously increase their farms’ social and environmental responsibilities. Learn more at: http://ricardozelayacoffee.com/#/scholarshipsprograms/
Location: Antigua, Guatemala. (Proud member of APCA)
Altitude: 1,550 – 1,890 masl.
Size of competing lot: 15qq (Parchment)
• Cup of Excellence 2018
• Anacafé, Antigua regional winner 2017
• Cup of Excellence 2012
• Anacafé, Antigua regional winner 2011
• Cup of Excellence 2010
• Cup of Excellence 2009
• Winner of the Starbucks Special Reserve Blend 2003
• Winner of the Starbucks Special Reserve Blend 2002
• Cup of Excellence 2001
• Borbon 300
• Villa Sarchi
• San Francisco
Farm NameSanta Clara
FarmerOperadora Santa Clara, S.A.
Altitude5100 - 6200
OverallClean, sweet, smooth, creamy, long lasting, juicy, honey
Aroma / FlavorBrown sugar, floral, chocolate, grapefruit, orange, vanilla, honey, caramel, blueberry