Product Details

Guatemala Finca San Francisco

Cup profile and tasting notes

Sweet melon through to milk chocolate with juicy mouthfeel and some tangy acidity - a well balanced cup.

Coffee San Francisco
Farm Finca San Francisco
Variety Caturra
Process Washed
Owner José Gómez Reyes
City/Town Santa Cruz
Region Cobán
Country Guatemala
Certification N/A


Average rating

from 4 reviews
Showing 4 of 4 reviews
The delivery is great. Coffee extremely fresh. Guatemala coffees are high in my list. You can make a great balanced strong cuppa, with great aromas and acidity.
Ben Pritchard
I really like this coffee. chocolatey, rounded and very satisfying. Can't stop drinking it. Currently using my aeropress and it seems to work well with it.

An enjoyable brew, lots of cocoa and an acidic aftertaste.


I'm still trying to work out a pattern in the coffees that float my boat. I like a rich full "brown" flavour to my coffee, so my surrent favourites are Polar espresso and Born Free. Several of the El Salvador have been scoring high marks and now this one hits the mark too. I take it as a double shot cappuccino and have to say the coffee coming through the milk froth allows you to appreciate the complex flavours. So yes, it's a full flavoured coffee. All I can say is that one cup just isn't enough.

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Our Delivery Policy

Where do we deliver?

We would deliver to Mars if we could – to reach the whole of the universe with good coffee, but it is not that simple – so for now we deliver to:

UK: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Forces Post Office.

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

How long will it take?

We do not work at weekends so the term working day means Monday to Friday. If you place an order on the weekend it will not be sent out until Monday.

All orders placed before 13:00hrs 'normally' go out the same day. We do not guarantee orders go out the same day as ordered.

Royal Mail - You can order up to 2kg (7 x 250g bags) using Royal Mail first or second class - orders over 2kg will be sent using Interlink Next Day

UK Mail Next Day  - using this service you can order up to 10kg (38 x 250g bags) will ensure your order gets to you the next working day once the order is despatched from the roastery.

If you use this service you maybe required to sign for the delivery unless you elect to take responsibility for loss if left in a safe place. You will receive an email update from UKMail with a one hour delivery window and using the consignment number you track your order.

How do we keep you updated as to the status of your order.

Once you have placed your order you will receive 2 status updates - they will be:
Order confirmation – this means we have received your order and the coffee is yet to be roasted.
Shipped confirmation – this means your order has left our roastery by your chosen method.

Do we meet our delivery deadlines?

We try our best to meet the delivery deadline quoted, but on the odd occasion a parcel can be delayed due to reasons that are out of our control.

Why don't we offer free postage?

Nothing is free in life. We know you all love free postage and sometimes we do offer it as part of a promotion, but it is our policy to charge for postage. We have considered offering free postage but the costs would have to be absorbed elsewhere by you the customer. We don’t hide our postage costs.

Missing, Damaged or Incorrect Orders

We try very hard to ensure you receive your order in pristine condition. If you do not receive all your products or in the unlikely event that a product arrives damaged, please contact us via the email address within the 'contact us' section of the website.

Please note: Royal Mail does not class an international shipment as lost or missing for 28 working days unfortunately we can not take any action until this time has passed.  During that time we recommend that you ask your local sorting office / post office if they've tried to deliver (even if they haven't left a card) and ask your neighbours if your order has been left with them.  You should also check that the delivery address you gave us is correct, this can be found on your shipping confirmation email.  If your delivery still hasn't arrived after 14 working days and you have performed the above steps then please email us.

Change of Mind, Address and Cancellations

You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 7 working days* following the day you receive the goods by emailing us at the address shown in the 'contact us' section of the website.

Your product must be complete and in 'as new' condition e.g. if you have opened the postal packet to examine the product you must have done so without damaging or marking the product or packaging. It must not have been used and it must  have the heat seal still in place. It should be returned with the original postal packet and packing note you received with it.

Please note that orders that have been ground to order (e.g - not whole roasted beans) may be exempt from our usual returns policy, as these represent a customised special order item. Any 'Free Gifts' received with the product must also be returned. Coffee Real will not refund the cost of postage incurred in returning a item.

If you follow the steps above you will receive a full refund of the product price and any delivery charge paid.

We cannot cancel your purchase when:

The seal has been broken on any products, or the goods were a special order to your specification.

To qualify for a refund or exchange the product must be:

In otherwise "as new" condition; and complete with any free gifts offered with it and, if possible, the original box and packaging.
This promise does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear.

If you have a coffee subscription with us please note that if you change your address and/or product profile in your account settings after the purchase date this will not update your current order, only future orders and thus you will need to notify us by email of any changes you wish to make.

Additional Information

This is a Rainforest Cobán coffee from the Cobán area of Guatemala which we visited back in 2011. In our view to find a top quality fantastic tasting Cobán such as this coffee is rare.

This is normally down to insensitive processing due to the growing conditions in the area and the fact that Cobán is very remote, in terms of transporting coffee to the port of export. Get one or both of these elements wrong and coffee can be ruined giving you a fusty old, baggy past crop taste in the cup.

Cobán’s climate conditions are cloudy, rainy and cool all year-round with soil formed from limestone and clay, not ideal growing conditions. The growing areas are predominantly on the region’s hills of Cobán and are influenced by the tropical climate of the Atlantic Basin.

The annual rainfall in this area is the second highest of all the coffee growing regions in Guatemala, with rains from May to December, a challenging coffee growing environment to say the least.

This coffee is 100% Caturra lot from Finca San Francisco which was founded over 100 years ago by a German immigrant. It then deteriorated until twelve years ago when the farm was purchased by José Gómez Reyes who has invested a lot of time and resources to bring this farm back into production and has implemented a range of quality procedures at all stages of coffee production and processing.

Due to the climate the coffee is mechanically dried - you can't patio dry in Cobán without ruining the coffee.

Anyway here is a chance to savour a fantastic cup of Cobán.