Finca “El Alto”, sitting 5900 feet above sea level, is owned and operated by the Monge Falas family, headed by Don Carlos Alberto Garbanzo. The farm has been handed down through 3 generations starting with Carlos’ grandfather. Finca “El Alto” was given its name by Carlos’ wife, Rose Mary, because of the height of the mountains that surround them. The farm was first used for cultivating corn and beans with one dedicated area for raising livestock. Once Don Carlos took over the duties of the farm, he replaced the crops with coffee plants, which he has cultivated for over 25 years. The love and care Don Carlos puts into his coffee is evident in its unique and complex cup profile. Blue State Coffee is proud to be serving El Alto for the sixth year. It stands tall as one of the most unique coffees we taste every time we visit Costa Rica.