Looking for a farm with a history lesson? Let’s go back to 1832. Finca La Merced, meaning ‘mercy’, was purchased by Francisco Alburez and named in respect to the previous owners. Francisco passed the land on to his daughter Maria Alburez de Ortega who harvested corn and black beans with her husband. The farm then continued down the family tree, to their son Carlos, who planted the farm’s first coffee tree in 1912. During management of the farm, he experienced devastating earthquakes that collapsed the farm’s house and church, and was forced to flee with his wife through the civil war movement. Now, the farm is run and managed by the fifth generation of the Alburez family, and they continue to produce worthy tasting coffees.