Since 1870, Finca Ceylan y Anexos has been a property of the Echeverria family producing and processing coffee. Originally the farm name was Finca Ceylan y Colima and later other farms became part of it at that’s why it became Ceylan & Anexos (annexes). The farm hires mostly local labour, generating jobs for people in town. Since then coffee is cultivated; also, for almost 70 years, sugar cane was also grown in the farm to produce ‘panela’ which is used as brown sugar (concentrated). This ‘panela’ was no longer produced since the sugar mill and other machinery were destroyed by strong rains which overflow the farm’s river. Banana was planted originally as coffee shade and then it became an important alternative crop, generating an additional profit to the farm.
Coffee fact sheet
Guatemala Finca CeylanFarm Coffee
Tropical fruits and cacao notes