SHB Ceylan Guatemala Organic - RainForest Alliance - Bird Friendly - UTZ

New Arrival from Guatemala 

July 14, 2016

In the Atitlan region of central Guatemala, the Echeverria family has been producing and processing exceptional quality coffees since 1870. Originally named Finca Ceylan & Colima, the name was later changed to Finca Ceylan & Anexos (annexes) as other farms became a part of it. The farm hires mostly local labor, generating jobs for people in the surrounding towns. Conscientious environmental practices are employed in and around the farm. The coffee residue from the wet mill is used as an organic fertilizer for the farm, creating a self-sufficient system. To protect its abundant water resources, the farm maintains the river basins and the natural vegetation that grows nearby. Before disposal, the water used in the wet mill processing is filtered through oxidation tanks to prevent contamination of the nearby rivers. Finca Ceylan has a natural forest reserve that is protected - hunting and fishing are prohibited - to conserve different species of trees, plants, and wildlife in the ecosystem. The farm has qualified for organic certification and is also bird-friendly certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. The farm’s employees and their families are provided with housing, drinkable water, and educational benefits. The cultivation of alternative crops such as cardamom, macadamia nuts, bananas, and plantains also helps to provide for the well-being of the farm families.


  • CERTIFICATIONS | USDA Organic | RainForest Alliance | UTZ(E) | Smithsonian Bird Friendly

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION | San Miguel Pochuta, Guatemala

  • VARIETY | Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo

  • ALTITUDE | 3,500 - 5,000 feet

  • PROCESS | Fully Washed Using Aqua Plupers

  • DRYING | Sun Dried on patios

  • HARVEST | October - March

  • EXPORT | January - June

  • LOT | 1021

We proudly offer Organic Guatemalan SHB Ceylan in the following products:

 100% USDA Organic Certified Cuba Mia Signature Blend

Batch #2018 September 28, 2016 - November 7, 2016

Batch #2022  November 7, 2016 - March 1, 2016

Batch #2025 March 13, 2016 - May 15, 2017