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 all over the world.
The cup profile of the farm is Fancy Strictly Hard Bean, with high complexity, bright citric acidity, profound body, sweet, lots of red and citrus fruits, honey and subtle aroma.
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala