La Pradera Hacienda Cafetera is a family owned and operated organic estate farm in Aratoca, Santander, Colombia. Four generations of the Daza Bautista family are directly involved in the production, processing and export of certified organic speciality coffee.
La Pradera is located in the Cordillera Oriental Eastern Mountain Range, about 2 hours drive from Bucaramanga. The location provides extremely favourable conditions for growing coffee with its warm air currents during the day and cool breezes and rain at night.
Hacienda La Pradera provides a sustainable source of employment and income for families in the community of Aratoca. The business currently has 15 permanent employees and 172 seasonal employees, with 30 women working on the farm. Operating the company’s Finca Santa Maria coffee farm, is a group of 22 women who are led by one of the women from the Daza family (business owners). As a business, La Pradera is committed to education projects in the community with a focus on youth and leadership.
Santa Maria makes a smooth, rich coffee that's well balanced and full bodied. Good to drink at any time of the day. The roast is slightly darker than medium giving it a rich and nutty taste.