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Farm : Ortiz 2000
Farmer : Omar Calderon Martinez & Yorlene Martinez
Beneficio : Granitos de Ortiz
Variety : Catuaí
Process : Yellow honey
Region : Tarrazu
Micro-region : Dota
Altitude (masl) : 2100m
Harvest Method : Handpicking
Ortiz 2000 is one of the coffee farms that belong to the family business of Calderon Martinez family. The farm’s name comes from the altitude. It sits at over 2000 meters above sea level and cultivates Catuai.
The family runs its own beneficio – a coffee processing plant called Granitos de Ortiz. When the parents of the family -Omar and Yorlene, started to build their own beneficio, their second oldest daughter Johana decided to leave her job as an office administrator and join the family business. Equipped with administrative knowledge and fresh ideas she sparked the interest also in her three sisters to join. Nowadays the sisters run the show at the beneficio together while the parents are concentrating more on managing the farm activities.
In addition to managing the beneficio, the sisters are also tending plantations and bringing new ideas especially in regards of varieties. In recent years the family has presented some exotic new varieties for Costa Rica’s coffee scene such as SL28, Ethiopian Heirlooms, Pacamara, Gesha, and Villa Lobos. Especially the youngest sister, Joyce is showing great interest in coffee farming continuing the generations-long trade of her family.