FINCA SANTA MONICA
Notes: Creamy Chocolate, Nuts & Red Berries
Drying Process: Mechanical Dried
Roast: Medium Roast
Region: Cundinamarca (Tena)
Farmer: The Torres Family
Farm: Finca Santa Monica
Altitude: 1,800 masl
The Finca Santa Monica farm is known for turning out coffees that have an incredibly sweet flavour, a smooth body and a good level of acidity — achieving overall balance. This coffee is no different and offers notes of red berries to complement the creamy chocolate and nutty flavour profile of this bean.
These beans are produced by the Torres family who arrived in Tena, where they initially started a roadside hotel-restaurant, in 1959. Their dream was always to help the community develop and attract more visitors to the beautiful area from nearby Bogata.
In 1975, the family eventually bought 4-5 hectares of land and started what today is the impressive Finca Santa Monica — a well-organised coffee-producing farm that is now managed by Rosaura Torres, the only daughter of the Torres family.
With only 20 thousand trees planted and producing coffee, their main focus has been on growing specialty Colombian coffee beans that meet the highest global export standards.