Over a 100 years ago, Telmo J. Diaz founded the Mesa de Los Santos Estate in Santander, Colombia. His legacy continues today through his grandson, Oswaldo, who adheres to his life-long principles: generosity, integrity, and the search for perfection. Caf Mesa de Los Santos thanks their customers for supporting a fair compensation program that pays wages well above the Colombian minimum salary to the 310 hardworking campesinos producing this coffee. Other benefits to the workers are: free health care for the workers and their 548 family members, education allowance for children, insurance coverage for temporary or permanent work disability, and a pension fund to provide retirement benefits. While enjoying this magnificent coffee, rest assured that you are consuming a product derived from dedicated organic and sustainable farming practices. This coffee is proudly custom-roasted by Good Dog Coffee Micro Roasters. This coffee is certified USDA Organic, Smithsonian Institution Bird Friendly and Rainforest Alliance Fairtrade. As with any of our coffees it will be roasted only after you order it. It doesn't get any fresher! Remember, that you decide the roasting and grinding levels.
Good Dog Coffee Micro Roasters provides you with a “birthday” date in every bag of our custom-roasted coffees. Yes, each and every bag of coffee will have a Roasting Date. This is the date when our master roaster actually roasted and bagged you coffee. In fact, this date will be hand-written and initialized by our roast master. This is all possible only because we roast one order at a time. So, each and every coffee bag is roasted just for you!
Our expectation is that with this information you’ll be able to have the best quality coffee you can have. Many people ask us if they should refrigerate the coffee after opening. You don’t need to do that at all. Just keep the coffee in a dark and dry place (like the credenza) and this should work just fine. For best results, we recommend that you use the coffee within 6 months of the roasting date and within 30 days after opening the bag.