SANTA ELENA FARM
Santa Elena farm is in Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia, Colombia at the western mountain range and the biological Corridor of Citará, (the second most bio-diverse in the world).
The farm sits at an altitude of 1600 masl and has a total of 22 hectares. It’s planted with native forest on 4.5 hectares and with coffee on 15.5 hectares, the varieties that they harvest are Caturra, Typica, Colombia, and Bourbon.
For their processes, they use environmentally friendly methods, such as solar dryers to produce natural and honey coffees.
ABOUT THE ESTATE
Varietals: Caturra, Typica, Colombia, and Bourbon.
Altitude: 1.600 m.a.s.l.
Farm Area: 22
Process: Natural and honey
Drying Method: Solar Dryers
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Santa Elena farm is owned and operated by Paula Concha and Samuel Roldan, they have been cultivating coffee for 25 years.
The farm has been characterized for its innovation and research focused on coffee processing. In 2014 they built a solar dryer in alliance with Ruta N (a governmental organization that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship). Thanks to this project they were recognized in 2017 as the second most innovative farm in Colombia.
In recent years Santa Elena farm also has received different certifications like Rain Forest Alliance, 4C, and UTZ, they won the Yara competition (Gold Cup 2018), and they were recognized by Asoexport as the most innovative farm in Colombia in 2019.