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.