Farm Size: 40 hectares total / 23 hectares in coffee
Varieties: 100% Gesha
Sourcing: Caravela Coffee
Milton Monroy’s farm, San Cayetano Alto is located in the city of Ibague, the capital city in Tolima. Ibague was named the capital, not only because is the biggest city, but also because it is the place that best represents the whole department for its music and folklore. On a clear, sunny day, you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Nevado del Tolima against the horizon. Along the highlands that surround the city of Ibague, Milton’s farm is located.
Milton comes from a traditional coffee family, and as he says, he was born surrounded by coffee trees. Coffee has always been part of his life. Milton inherited Finca San Cayetano Alto from his father and since then, he has dedicated himself to the production of coffee, which has been a great business for him. However, on 2012, he noticed that the only way to be sustainable in coffee was to focus on the production of specialty coffee. This would allow him to achieve better prices. Since then, he has been able to pay better salaries to the people he hires on the farm and he has achieved recognition, added value, and learned many things by networking with people in the industry. Additionally, Milton has changed and improved his infrastructure with the objective of improving the quality of his coffee. Now, in the short-term, he plans to renovate and expand his drying infrastructure to continue improving.