Manizales city is situated in western Colombia, surrounded by the Cordillera Central Mountains. The majority of the coffee is grown on the slopes of the central mountain range under the shade of thurny bamboo & banana trees, helping to give La Manuela a distinctive character. General Manager Fernando Gomez Chica has taken care of the day to day running of the estate for the past 20 years. From picking to processing he has implemented projects to improve productivity and quality of the coffee including improved cleaning & maintenance of machinery and lessons for
pickers on how to select the ripest cherries.