STORY (A note from our importer) Santa Isabel Farm is located in the San Diego municipality of the Cesar Department. Producer Luis Alfonso Padilla Rios and his wife Maria Jhoannaa Paez Rodriguez and their three children live on Santa Isabel in the town of Media Luna. The farm produces plantain and lulo fruits in addition to coffee, and its 30 hectares reach from 1900 to 2000 meters above sea level. There is a second harvest, called the mitaca, from July to September in addition to the main harvest from November to February.
“I started growing coffee together with my father when I was a child,” Luis Alfonso says. He used to help move coffee in the dryers and give food to the employees. Now he has his own farm and Santa Isabel has one permanent employee and between 10–15 seasonal employees. The farm currently partners withColors of Natureto improve the quality of the coffee they produce.
This lot of Natural processed coffee was fermented in cherry for 36 hours then transferred to raised beds to dry for 20 days.