San Isidro Chacaya and Los Lirios are family owned coffee plantations, and had been producing some of the best coffees available for over 110 years. 

The farms are located in the western highlands of Guatemala, department of Sololá, right in the middle of the famous Traditional Atitlán® region. San Isidro Chacayá stands between Volcan San Pedro and Lake Atitlán (also referred to as the most beautiful lake in the world!). Los Lirios sits on the slopes of the mountain chain that go from the Lake Atitlan basin to the Pacific Ocean coast.  The farms have a combined area of 180 has, of which, 46 are planted with coffee and the rest is an outstanding natural reserve. Their altitudes range between 1.555 bordering the lake to 2.100 m.a.s.l. in the mountains. Due to their topograph, there are breathtaking views of the lake, the farms, the reserve and the three volcanoes that surround the plantation (Atitlán, San Pedro and Tolimán).

The farm’s production ranges around 800 – 1200 bags of 69kg. The quality is our most valuable asset, positively influenced by the altitude, volcanic soils, different microclimates that can be found on the farms and the good agricultural practices we strictly follow. The proximity to the lake, volcanoes and mountains surrounding the farm are important factors that determine the microclimates. Our coffee is traditionally processed in the farm: handpicked, de-pulped, naturally fermented, washed and shade dried.  Then it is milled on our own dry mill.  This way we can guarantee the quality of our coffee.

We have a ZERO-WASTE policy in all our production cycle.   Pulp and waste water are composted with worms to make organic fertilizer, reducing by 30% the use of chemicals on the soil.  

We plant different varietals, but we are recognized as 30% of our farm is planted with Typica, which produces beautiful, long beans, with the famous “S” curved vein. Besides Typica, we also plant Caturra, Catuai, Ethiopia, Geisha, Java and Pacamara.
All the coffee produced in the farm is exported in micro-lots to specialty coffee roasters in Australia, Canada, China, England, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and United States.

Nombre:  San Isidro Chacaya

Ubicacion:  Santiago Atitlan, Solola

Variedad: Java

Proceso:  Doble fermentacion, secado en sombra

Tamaño Unidad Productiva:  16 hectareas

Tamaño del Lote:  3 qq pergo

Altitud:  1,600masl/5,250feet

Certificaciones: C.A.F.E. Practices


Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    San Isidro Chacaya
  • Farmer
    San Isidro Chacaya, S. A.
  • Altitude
    5500 famsl
  • Farm Size
    16 ha
  • Score
  • Rank
Lot Information
  • Year
  • Processing System
    Washed Double Fermentation
  • Variety
  • Overall
    Balanced, Bright And Fresh, Deep Long Finish, Round Mouthfeel Long Aftertaste, Long Lasting
  • Aroma / Flavor
    Berries, Floral, Peach, Raspberry, White Grape, Grape, Orange, Apricot, Peach, Bergamot, Black Currants, Jasmine, Strawberry, Cinnamon, Citrus Fruits, Brwon Sugar, Ornge, Floral, Floral Muscat, Orange Peach, Eucalyptus, Peach, Mandarin
  • Acidity
    Elegant, Structured Acidity, Orange, Lively, Tartaric And Malic, Citric, Bright Complex, Citric,

Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala


Cup of Excellence