San Francisco is the name of one district in the ‘Cordillera Central’ also called ‘La Zona de los Santos’ but this is also the name of the farm from Edgar Fallas Solis, his wife Ligia and their son Willian.
The family owns 10-12 hectares of coffees intercropped with avocados, citrus and banana trees. The farm is split in a few different parcels culminating from 1,400 to 2,000 m.
Edgar is the second generation working on this 55-year-old farm originally planted with Caturra with now the addition of Catuai and Catimore. Protecting environment is really important for him and a lot of biodynamic techniques are used in the farm (use of garlic, chili, intercropping, etc.).
He’s really aware of climate change and of the necessity of adapting his farming. At the peak of the season, 15 people are working with the family to harvest all the cherries.