The coffee story

Until 1820, Finca el Xalum was part of a larger Hacienda called Belen in the town Pampichin. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, Pampichin was abandoned. After the Guatemalan independence in 1821, the Jesuits sold the hacienda to Doroteo Samayoa and the area became to be known as Belen. At the time, Belen produced Nopal (cactus) which was processed to produce black ink used in tints for fabrics. It was exported mainly to Europe. 

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when synthetic black ink was being developed, the Hacienda was no longer profitable. We started switching to other products like panela, cattle, and also introduced coffee. At the end of the 1950s, the owner of the hacienda, Margarita Samayoa (daughter of Doroteo), converted the hacienda into one of the largest coffee plantations in Guatemala. 

Back then, she decided to leave the farm as an inheritance to her nephews and nieces. One of them was Carmen, who then left it to Christian who founded Finca El Xalum! Today, the farm is managed by Christian the father and Christian the son, who also built a wet mill and recently a dry mill so they can control the quality of their coffees from plant to port. They established new fermentation protocols to improve the quality of their coffee and also the coffee of neighbouring producers.

The process

Natural
GT-92-202201 Upcoming harvest

Finca La Revuelta - Christian Starry - Natural Bourbon

  • $7.9367 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification) est.
Origin
Guatemala
Variety
Bourbon
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Altitude range
1480m - 1580m
Harvest period
January, 2022 - March, 2022
Average yearly production in bags
0
Available quantity
25 X 69 kg bags est.
The new harvest for this coffee is upcoming!
You can contact the seller if you would like to create a pre-contract for this harvest
Samples unavailable
Pre-contract
  • Samples are unavailable
  • Shared shipments planned
    • Release from warehouse in Bremen from August, 2022
      Orders possible until 2022-06-13
  • Custom shipments available
  • Doorstep delivery available
    We can arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports
  • Guatemala
  • Group of farms
  • 47 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 28 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
Trusted by
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Belfast Coffee Roast
Pennine Tea and Coffee Ltd

Young, Entrepreneurial, Innovative, Transparent

The Guat Lab is Mario Alarcon and Christian Starry, two producers and exporters who work side by side with growers in all parts of Guatemala to help them market their coffees. Unlike most exporters, they work as service providers providing 100% price transparency to their partners. The company developed a model with a fixed fee for exporting services and fair prices discussed with (not imposed to) each farmer and direct contact to the final buyer. Chris and Mario managed to make room for a different kind of exporting in Guatemala. More people trade transparently in the country now, a trend they are proud to have pioneered. They work with a number of producers with similar views of coffee: focus on innovation, transparency and a savvy approach to business. Mario is also the owner of Finca El Recuerdo and Finca Monte de Oro in Acatenango whilst Chris owns Finca El Xalúm and La Revuelta in Amatitlán. They are also known as Truth Trading Company or TTCo Exports.

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The coffee story

Until 1820, Finca el Xalum was part of a larger Hacienda called Belen in the town Pampichin. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, Pampichin was abandoned. After the Guatemalan independence in 1821, the Jesuits sold the hacienda to Doroteo Samayoa and the area became to be known as Belen. At the time, Belen produced Nopal (cactus) which was processed to produce black ink used in tints for fabrics. It was exported mainly to Europe. 

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when synthetic black ink was being developed, the Hacienda was no longer profitable. We started switching to other products like panela, cattle, and also introduced coffee. At the end of the 1950s, the owner of the hacienda, Margarita Samayoa (daughter of Doroteo), converted the hacienda into one of the largest coffee plantations in Guatemala. 

Back then, she decided to leave the farm as an inheritance to her nephews and nieces. One of them was Carmen, who then left it to Christian who founded Finca El Xalum! Today, the farm is managed by Christian the father and Christian the son, who also built a wet mill and recently a dry mill so they can control the quality of their coffees from plant to port. They established new fermentation protocols to improve the quality of their coffee and also the coffee of neighbouring producers.

The process

Natural
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FAQ


Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

Currencies
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.

2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.