The Las Mercedes farm is owned by Juan Carlos Guerra, a third generation coffee farmer who has used his background knowledge alongside his entrepreneurial drive and passion to develop the quality on the farm. This sits alongside their desire to hit rainforest, Utz and 4C standards too. This innovation he shares with his father whom he works alongside on the farm. The farm itself is primarily Caturra, forming 70% of the varietals amongst the 140,000 trees. Bourbon is only around 2%, so very little, but there. Coffee here is carefully picked and fully washed, and wet fermented in open tanks before being mechanically dried to allow for precise control over the time and temperatures to do this.