The farm owned by the Gallardo sisters is located in the Chiriqui region of the Juruntugo terroir bordering Costa Rica at an altitude of 1,750 metres. The soil is sandy and of volcanic origin. The steep path that leads to the farm plunges you immediately into a preserved natural environment, surrounded by imposing trees and cliffs.
Spread over 30 hectares of arable land, the plantation run by Dafne and Damaris Gallardo produces mainly fully-washed Caturra and Catuai varieties. The coffee is harvested by hand between December and February. It is dried in mechanical dryers for 26 hours to achieve optimum humidity and therefore a higher quality cup. Out of respect for both the environment and product quality, the Gallardo sisters prefer to use a “conventional” agricultural system that includes an ecological dimension.
The farm run by the Gallardo sisters grows 30 hectares of coffee, but extends over more than a 100 hectares of forest and mountains. These mountains and greenery create an absolutely unique setting.
Geisha | Micro-terroir of Piedra Candela | Coffee produced by 2 sisters | Balanced and delicate cup
Dafne and Damaris Gallardo are two sisters who are passionate about and producers of coffee. They have been managing the Las Gallardo family farm for more than 20 years, cultivating coffee in an environment particularly well-suited to its production, since their 30-hectare farm, owned initially by their father, is located in a region that benefits from a pleasant climate and rich volcanic soils.
These production conditions combined with the hard work and perseverance of both Dafne and Damaris are now bearing fruit, because their coffees have a reputation for being of an excellent quality. The farm devotes 30 hectares to coffee production, and the remaining 100 hectares are preserved mountains.