22 Women heads of household
Finca Santa Maria
Peach, Grapefruit, Caramel, Floral
Con Manos de Mujer, Rainforest Alliance, Organic
Finca Santa Maria is one of nine farms within Hacienda Cafetera La Pradera in Aratoca, Santander, Colombia. Santa Maria is run by 22 women, all heads of household, and follows La Pradera’s mission of strengthening the Santander coffee cluster, contributing positively to the community, and producing coffee in harmony with the natural world.
Finca Santa Maria is certified with the Con Manos de Mujer seal, verifying that it was produced by the hard work of women coffee producers. They share the labor of planting, tending, pruning, harvesting, and processing the coffee. La Pradera also involves both locals and visitors in the operations of the farm, inviting everyone to visit and see the hard work that the women of Finca Santa Maria have undertaken.
This lot of Gesha coffee underwent a mixed-fermentation Honey process. Cherries are harvested with a sugar content measuring greater than 20 degrees Brix. Cherries are then sorted and washed before being sealed into GrainPro bags to be fermented anaerobically for 24 hours. Coffee is then pulped and the pulped coffee is dry fermented aerobically for 36 hours. The fermented, pulped coffee is then dehydrated for 20 hours before being moved to the marquee to be dried for 20 days.