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 masl. The micro lots are produced at 1,800 + masl.
Edgar is the second generation working on this 55-year-old farm originally planted with Caturra with now the addition of Catuai and Catimore. They get seedlings from the national research center Icafe. Protecting the environment is really important for Edgar where A lot of biodynamic technics are used in the farm including the use of garlic, chili, and intercropping. He’s really aware of climate change and of the necessity of adapting his farming.