Juani Cordero’s farm ‘Verde Alto’ sits at around 1750-1800 metres above sea level and is located in San Pablo de León Cortés in the famous coffee growing region of Tarrazu. Juani, an extremely dedicated coffee farmer, cultivates his coffee on his farm as sustainably as possible, shade-growing the coffee and minimising agrochemical use. It’s no wonder that the farm’s name “Verde Alto”, translates to verde (green) and alto (high/elevated) in Spanish!
Juani started producing coffee at 16 years old, giving him over 60 years of experience producing speciality coffee. This expertise is being passed down, as he’s now imparting that knowledge to his sons who help him run the farm.