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Mesa de los Santos Santander Columbia

Mesa de los Santos is located in Santander, north Columbia. We flew from Bogota to Bucaramanga first, and took 2 hours of drive from the airport to get to the point on the plateau.

One of the biggest peculiarity is the number of certifications they have gotten so far - Bird Friendly, Rainforest Alliance, USDA Organic, and JAS Organic. It is an ideal farm that is devoted to both environmental conservation and finest coffee cultivation.

Recently, ecotourism has been promoted and getting popular there, and they have built some facilities as guest houses and restaurants. Therefore, there seem to be lots of visiters besides those in coffee business. Since the farm has been a good model of a specialty coffee production area, the president has visited here as well, and SCAA has hold lectures of specialty coffee farming.

My first impression of the farm is the silence of the forest, cool air, sound of runnning water, and birds' singing, and I felt as though my heart were being purished listening to that beautiful sounds. Considering its vast land, it's incredible that the whole farm has been cultivated by human. The coffee trees are growing healthily, the leaves are deep green, and the cherrys are fresh under the protection of the forest, and I was fascinated by all of them.

The owner Mr. Oswald runs a coffee roasting company by himself as well and is successful as an industrialist. He also suggests the importance of environmental conservation in his business policy. He has tried cultivation of variety species (Caturra, Tipica, Burbon, and some African native species) so far, and currently started cultivating Geisha as well. We mainly purchase Caturra and Tipica for selling.
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