The farm owned by Eliceo Mendoza, better known as Don Cheo, is a property located at an altitude of between 1,600 and 1,700 metres in Altos de Colorado, in the Volcan Baru region.
It was purchased by Eliceo Mendoza senior in 1973. At that time, the farm was simply a mountain, and it was not until 1980 that he began planting coffee. He named it Finca Las 3 E because the first names of all the members of his family begin with the letter E.
Eliceo produces a fully-washed coffee using the Caturra and Catuai varieties.
Caturra/Catuai blend | Juruntugo terroir | Quality improvements | Visited by our agronomist
Don Cheo, whose real name is Eliceo Mendoza, belongs to the farm’s second generation of coffee producers. His father, of the same name, bought the property in 1973.
Don Cheo’s Finca Las 3E is a magnificent farm located high up in the Juruntugo terroir. Despite a decrease in production due to diseased coffee plants, he remained optimistic and has managed to maintain an excellent quality, producing on average 500 tonnes of coffee that always scores above 85/100.