Finca El Cedral is owned by Ismael Monge Garbanzo, a third-generation coffee producer who also owns the El Boyerito farm. 2017/2018 was El Cedral’s first producing year, but Ismael has been in the coffee industry since he inherited Finca El Boyerito. The original farm was purchased in the 1950’s by Ismael’s grandfather, don Adan Monge, who named it after the town in which it’s located. Grown at an altitude of 5900 feet this coffee is a blend of Caturra and Catuai varietals. Once harvested in Decembe, it is delivered to the ASOPROAAA cooperative, which consists of over 1,200 coffee-producing families in the areas of Acosta, Jorco, and Plamichal
The cup has good acidity, heavy body and very sweet with tastes of red grapes, honey, milk chocolate and strawberry.