La Montaña is a relatively large single farm, producing around exportable 300 bags per year, primarily washed Costa Rica Tarrazu coffee. It is a family business, overseen by two sisters, Daniela and Tatiana Gutierrez, having taken over day-to-day operations from their father, Jorge. Daniela handles day-to-day operations and is passionate about Costa Rica Tarrazu coffee; she has learned about barista skills as well as roasting and enjoys drinking the coffees that La Montaña produces. The sisters’ father is still involved at the farm, but the sisters are working toward the commercialization of the Costa Rica coffee.
Jorge acquired his first Costa Rica Coffee farm 40 years ago, and he is still fascinated by coffee production: He has dedicated his whole life to growing coffee in Costa Rica, and his daughters are interested in following in his footsteps. “Coffee for us is our way of life,” says Daniela. “It is a job that we enjoy and that we are passionate about. Coffee is what we breathe and what we love to do.”
Since his first estate 40 years, ago, Jorge and his family have been able to slowly increase the size of their Costa Rica Tarrazu farmland, and they now own five separate plots, all within about a 20-minute drive from the mill: San Luis, La Montaña, San Pedro, La Cumbre, and San Marcos.
In addition to coffee, the family grows other fruit on 25 hectares of land, such as oranges, lemons, and bananas.
The Coffee Bouteaque selected this reserve coffee from our premium specialty coffee importer. This La Montana micro mill reserve did not disappoint us. It’s clear to us this family takes great pride in the complete processing of their coffee. We are proud to showcase the nuances discovered during our roasting process. We are confident you will appreciate this unique coffee, taken to a medium roast. Enjoy!