Finca Idealista sits on a mountain top that borders a nature reserve, whose trees act asa natural air conditioner for its Paca & Caturra variety coffee beans. This cool micro-climate lengthens the coffee cherry maturity process, allowing beans more time to absorb natural sugars and other attributes that contribute to a rounded cup profile.
Finca Idealista workers receive the highest wages around. Local pickers are trained to pick only the reddest cherries so that the farm’s crop reaches its full potential and highest level of sweetness. Extraordinary care is taken, both during wet and dry processing, to inspect all beans and ensure that only the finest, ripest coffee is exported.
In addition to its focus on quality, Finca Idealista supports the growth and development of the community through educational supplies and running water for schools, scholarships and medical supplies, free computing classes for girls, and new initiatives based on needs assessment. Its partner organization, Gold Mountain Cofffee Growers, LLC, won the SCAE Sustainability Award for 2016 for joint economic and environmental achievements.