Farm: Finca El Patio
Region: Santa Ana la Montaña, Fraijanes
Varietal: Catuai, Pache, Typica, and small amount of Catimor
Size of Finca: 14Hectares
Harvest time: December – March
Coffee produced: 16,799 kg (avg. Year)
Altitude: 1750 masl
Rainfall: 1500 ml
Temperature: 10 – 28ºC
Water Supply: Rainwater (only in winter time)
Soil: Loamy clay
Owner: Ovidio Garcia Monterroso
Ovidio Garcia lives with his wife and three children and runs the El Patio Farm. It was in 1987 when he planted his first coffee trees and he has been working and improving his farm ever since.
When he was young, he already used to go and work as a coffee picker on other farms in the region, often together with his father.
Last year, he started processing his coffee into honeys and naturals, something that he is really excited about. Water sources are scarce in this region and therefore it is challenging for most producers to process washed coffee. So, he decided to turn need into a virtue and dive into the challenging process making honeys and naturals. And with success! Also, he has won several prices in regional competitions with his coffees. We feel very proud to be working with such a dedicated producer.