The Montero family have been producing coffee for three generations. Grandpa Eli was the first, followed by his son Carlos and his grandson Jacob. We’ve visited their farm La Pastora several times over the years and besides their beautiful coffee the family’s passion, friendliness and warmth is what really stands out.
In Tarrazu, Carlos and his family are all about community. A lot of the neighbouring producers see them as visionaries and leaders of the Tarrazu specialty coffee movement and look to them for inspiration and advice, which Carlos is always happy to give.
We’ve even had the pleasure of hosting Carlos when he visited us in Gothenburg. This gave us the privilege to repay some of his family’s hospitality as well as spend a week together and show him our part of the coffee chain.
Altitude: 1900 m.a.s.l.
Harvested: March 2020
Taste notes: Structured and creamy with notes of chocolate biscuit and ripe plum