Hacienda La Pradera

La Pradera Estate originally belonged to José Rosario Daza, then passed on to his son Hector Daza, who currently manages the farm with his son Oscar Daza.  In the future they expect his sons Oscar Duban and Edward Yesid, will maintain the coffee growing tradition at La Pradera Estate.
All of the 350,000 trees are organic certified with a combination of castillo, colombia and caturra varieties.  Some lots are planted with Tabi, Typica, Geisha and Bourbon varietals, also organic certified.  La Pradera is located in Aratoca, Santander, at an altitude of 1700 meters in close proximity to the Chicamocha canyon, with very low humidity, good sunlight exposure and warm winds.  The crop begins in october and runs through february.  The rest of the year, Oscar applies 2 x 10 kg of organic compost to each coffee tree, explaining why the plantation has such a healthy appearance.
Our Lohas Beans quality team is working closely with Oscar to improve his post harvest processing to enhance his cup profile and increase his cupping scores.

General Information

Location: Aratoca – Santander
Coordinates: 6°40’52.5″N 73°02’17.3″W
Type of Producer: Particular
Certifications: Organic – Rain Forest
Date of Incorporation: 2013
Beginning of Commercial Relationship: 2013


Crop: November – January
Annual Production: 144.000 Kg parchment
Varieties: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra, Tabi, Typica, Bourbon and Geisha
Altitude: 1700 – 1950 m.a.s.l.
Temperature: 14-20ºC
Process: Washed
Drying Process: Sun dried

Cup Profile

Fragrance/Aroma: Honey, nuts, orange
Flavor: Sweet, juicy
Aftertaste: Delicate, pleasant
Sweetness: Molasses
Acidity: Citric, light
Body: Tea-like
Balance: Balanced
Notes: Almonds, chocolate, molasses, orange
SCAA Score: 84.5+

"We have found in Lohas Beans, the ideal partner to market our coffee all over the world and position our Estate" - Oscar Daza.