75 | La Arboleda

Producer
Alberto Montoya
Description
Sweet, green tea, peach, lemongrass
Process
Washed, sun-dried
Varietals
Chiroso
Region
Antioquia
Elevation
2,050 meters
Position
Afloat – Under Contract – ETA May, 2022
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey
Alberto grew up in the Urrao region and has many memories of working on coffee plantations. He eventually saved up enough money to purchase La Arboleda and began growing his own coffee. This proved to be a good investment as it is still home to Alberto and his wife of thirty-two years, Maria.
Aside from coffee,  Alberto is also the president of the Junta de Accion Comunal in the region.

As a leader, he is always trying to improve the livelihood of the community through development and projects such as roads and bridges. He wants all the families in his community to have access to opportunities and believes direct trade (near and far) can help everyone succeed.