producers: the Echavarria family
region: Santa Bárbara, Antioquia
elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l
species and varietal: arabica, Gesha
processing method: washed
Established in the 1980s, Santa Barbara Estate comprises 5 sister farms (one is La Palma) that lie across three neighbouring, geographical regions: Santa Barbara, Fredonia and Amagá. From the beginning Sr. Pedro Echavarria knew that location was crucial. Attracted by diverse microclimates, singular volcanic soils, perfect altitude and a tradition of excellence in coffee production, he established a small farm in the high Andes of Antioquia. By marrying these perfect natural conditions with hard work and efficiency, he quickly grew both the area under cultivation and the farm’s reputation. Nowadays, the plantation empire, which also has its own export company and café chain, is managed by Pedro Jr.