La Santa is a family business that has been owned and operated by the Gallardo family since the 1960’s. Jose Manuel Gallardo is the current owner of the farm that was originally started by his father. Jose’s own son, Pocho, now manages the 225-hectare farm, while his daughter manages the administrative side of the business. When it comes to their coffee, La Santa ensures that all cherries that are picked for their production are 100% ripe. They hand separate any cherries that don’t meet their standards, to guarantee the highest quality and intensity of flavor. Once picked the cherries are washed and patio dried.