Farm Name: Santa Monica
Producer & Owner: Luis Gonzaga Camero
Location: Alto Rico, La Plata – Huila, Colombia
Altitude: 1650 – 1720 above sea level
Farm Size: 7 HA, (1 Forest Reserve, 5 between Caturra, Typica and Bourbon)
Wet Process: Traditional, washed
Drying Process: 100% Sun Dry in marquees up to 12 days with natural ventilation
Dry Mill Process: cautiously milled and density-color sorted
Tasting Notes: Caramel and maple aroma. Tea like tannins, with bright acidity and a dark cocoa finish
Cupping Score: 83.5 points
Bag size: 35kg bag with grain pro liner
Mr Luis Gonzaga Ordoñez Camero
Born and raised in La Plata, Huila, he had a childhood surrounded by coffee trees, and has been involved in the coffee farming for all his life.
His entrepreneur, charismatic and servable personality made Luis to create OCCICAFE cooperative back in 2004, producer group of 200 members that has lead for almost a decade. Not long ago, he decided to move on and started Global Cafes, a company dedicated to quality Colombian coffee.
La Plata is located in the southwestern part of the department of Huila west to the Cauca department frontier.
La Plata weather is mostly template with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. It is also characterized by having a constant temperature which makes drying processes more even than other areas of the country. The area has also several volcanoes influence which in most of the cases positively impacts productivity and cup
profile of the coffee plantations.
Due to its geography and nearness to Cauca department, during many years La Plata Huila was one of the most affected areas by the Colombian internal armed conflict.