About this Single Origin Coffee
Finca Las Rosas is the partnership between Hernen Aviles and his wife Merly Ardila.
Coffee brought them together in the town of Planadas where Hernen, a tenured coffee picker met Merly, the daughter of a farmer. After years of perseverance, they now work together on their farm adorned with flowers that inspired its namesake.
Hernen Avilez used to work as a picker, going around different farms, migrating from town to town, following the harvests in each region and looking for the farmer that offered the best prices per kilogram.
Although this experience was very tough, he had the opportunity to learn about coffee production and process involved. In the year 1978, during one of these harvests, he arrived in Planadas, looking for farms to work on. That year, in Planadas, he met Merly Ardila, the daughter of a farmer who he worked for that year and the person who would soon to be his wife.
As he met her, he noticed that he had a very good reason to stay in Planadas, settle down and look for stability. During the first years in Planadas, he continued working as a picker, only he stayed in the region and worked on farms nearby.
He managed to save some money and a couple of years later, he purchased a piece of land to start growing coffee on his own and finally settle with the love of his life, Merly Ardila.
Since then, his wife has been his love, colleague, companion, and his unconditional helper on the farm.