Finca Los Angeles is a third generation coffee plantation perched just above the small town of Tecapan. Our shade grown coffee sits under a canopy of indigenous fruit and shade trees.
Maintaining this diversified forest cover is costly. Careful pruning takes place annually, the goal being to acquire a 60/40 ratio of sun to shade without compromsing the natural habitat of birds, butterflies, and small mammals. See shade pruning...
In order to produce a higher quality of coffee, we pay the women who come to pick a higher rate. This guarantees that only the best cherries are picked. Green beans are left on the trees for a second, or third pass until they are truly ripe. It is not unusual for the women to carry 100lbs sacks of cherries back to the hacienda for weighing at the end of a long day of picking.
This is a pleasant hour in the afternoon when everyone has a chance to come together over a cup of coffee and pastry, catch up on news, and have a long break before heading home. Finca Los Angeles has a close and long-standing relationship with the people of Tecapan. We are proud and hopeful that our continued involvement will make a difference.
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