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Elsa Gutmann Melo

Elsa Gutmann Melo Betania Farm

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In 1997 Doña Elsa decided to buy a farm and move to the countryside. At that time the farm had 20000 coffee plants, and she did not know much about coffee, but then she was invited to be part of a pilot project to grow organic coffee. During those years, slowly but with strong believes, she almost doubled the number of coffe plants in the farm. Now the coffee is her life and her love.
She is making a positive difference in the region by generating work in the community.

  • Origin : Anolaima, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Varietal : Tabi, Castillo
  • Process : Washed
  • Altitude : 1750 mts
  • Harvest Months : Apr-May

People benefited


Sensory Journey

Sweet and fruity.
Citrus fruits notes in aroma and cup. High acidity. Medium body. Chocolate notes stay in a delicious aftertaste.

Coffee Process

  1. Plantation

    Where: Betania Farm



  2. Harvest

    Where: Betania Farm

    Hand picked

  3. Drying

    Where: Betania Farm


  4. Selection

    Where: Betania Farm

    Manual selection

Betania's People


Betania is a 10 hectares farm. Almost all the area is cultivated with coffee. Doña Elsa knows how important is to have a balanced ecosystem in the farm so she also grows plantains, guamo and various leguminous plants. She is proud of her coffee being organic and they produce their own fertilizer in the farm. The farm is located in the Tequendama region and is becoming a center of innovation in the organic coffee production.


Anolaima Cundinamarca Colombia



Rodolfo Aconcha Acosta

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Coffee Plants: 8.000

Rodolfo es 55 years old. He was looking for a farm in the region and went to visit a friend who had a coffee farm. Right there he decided that that was the kind of farm he wanted. Rodolfo thinks that good coffee growing practiques should include being friendly with the environment.
He really enjoys the live in the countryside and he preferes it over the chaotic city.


Julio Cesar Idarraga

Alto Grande Farm

Coffee Plants: 9.000

Don Julio is 62 years old. He is a son of coffee growers. He is an industrial engineer and in 2005 with his wife they decided to start working in the coffee farm.
Don Julio is a hard working person who enjoys to be in peace with everybody.


Sandra Rocio Barragan Lancheros

Santo Tomas Farm

Coffee Plants: 5.000 .

Sandra is involved in the coffee world since birth. She is a business administrator. Now Sandra is an extensionist of the National Coffee Federation. She helps educate other coffee growers in better practiques and how to be environmentally friendly.
She is dedicated and committed to the coffee growers


Celimo Pulido

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Coffee Plants: 12.000

Don Celimo has lived in the coffee farm all his life. He loves coffee and works wholeheartedly to improve it.
He is appreciated by his friends. He is a friendly and helpful neighbour.


Gerardo Arias Valencia

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Coffee Plants: 12.000

Don Gerardo is 75 years old. He is a veterinarian but for the last 30 years he has being involved in the coffee farm. He wants to be a specialty coffee pioneer in Cundinamarca.
Don Gerardo is persistent, committed and a good friend.


William Ricardo Peña Niño

La Granadina Farm

Coffee Plants: 12.000

Ricardo is 51 years old. He was born in the countryside. After several years in the city he decided to go back and work the land. He likes to try new methods to get better coffee.
Ricardo relates well with people and likes to lead.


Dayssy Zorro Molina

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Coffee Plants: 5.000

Doña Dayssy is 62 years old. She got involved with coffee 25 years ago by chance. She bought the farm without knowing anything about coffee. She decided to educate herself and now she is one of the leaders in the region.
Doña Dayssy is tireless and has a good sense of humor.


Ornato Antonio Sabogal

El Paraiso Farm

Coffee Plants: 32.000

Ornato is 59 years old. He stared to get involved with coffee when he was 15 years old. His father gave him a piece of land to grow coffee.
He is responsable and he likes to have a well organized farm.


Juan ignacio arango

La Quebradita Farm

Coffee Plants: 13.000

Don Juan is 69 years old. As a retirement dream he wanted to buy a farm. 16 years ago they bought La Quebradita farm.
Don Juan is an honest and responsable person.


Gilberto Giraldo

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Don Gilberto is 69 years old. He was born in Antioquia to a coffee family. He moved last 10 years to Anaolaima to work on his own coffee farm
Don Gilbero is a leader and an honorable person


Maria Cristina Romero

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Coffee Plants: 4.500

Maria Cristina is the third coffee generation. Her grandparents made sure to pass along to her all their coffee knowledge.
She is an entrepreneur and a good neigbors


Ana Maria Cadena

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Coffee Plants: 3.000

Maria started to manage the family farm 4 years ago. Her parents planted the coffee and now she is in charge of producing it and building a business around it.
She believes that hard work and good relations with the people always get great results.