• SHAN REN

  • SHAN REN

  • SHAN REN

  • SHAN REN

  • SHAN REN

  • SHAN REN

  • SHAN REN

  • SHAN REN



FINCA SHAN REN

Region:San Marco, Atitlan lake, Solola
Elevation:1400 to 1600 meters
Cultivar:Bourbon, Caturra
Harvest Season:November to February
Process:Honey Process (differet types of honey process upon request/pre-order)
Dry Process:African Bed Drying
Availability:November to End Feb
Annual Production:100 quintal oro

They are coffee growers, living and practicing in a small temple and monastery on the volcanic Lake of Atitlán, in Guatemala. They aim to ever perfect the green coffee to the highest artisanal level. Shade-grown with meticulous care and always in respect to their beloved trees & lake, they have developed a uniquely aromatic specialty coffee that people really love.

Shan Ren means Mountain People, the name that spiritual practitioners were known by in China for thousands of years. These men and women dedicated their lives to understanding the true nature of the Way. Here in the highlands of Western Guatemala they continue that tradition and aim. As an extension of their practice and as a service to the monastery's sustainability, their coffee is farmed entirely by volunteers, employing only local help, who otherwise struggle to find work.  Every aspect of their farming is done entirely by hand. No machines or vehicles, no CO2 emissions, no chemical pesticides or herbicides, for low environmental impact and better food.



Coffee flavor resulting from Honey Process is quite unique.  it is called called semi-washed process that leaves pulp on the beans which make them sticky. There are several different types of honey process that this farm does : Yellow, Red & Black honey process.  The types of honey process are identified by color of yellow, red and black. Each color indicates a different level of pulp, called mucilage, left on the coffee bean and drying time.  The mucilage left on the bean impacts the flavor and sweetness of the brewed coffee it will produce. Yellow Honey process produces a cup profile with floral and apricot notes while Red Honey results in a sweet and syrupy cup. Finally, Black Honey process produces a coffee that is full bodied & very sweet along with fruity flavor.