The 800 acre estate founded in 1840 was named La Mesa de Los Santos by the founder Telmo J. Dias after priests tasted the coffee and declared it to be so good that the coffee was worthy of being served at the “Table of the Saints”. Telmo managed the estate with generosity, integrity and the search for perfection. These principles currently are carried out by Telmo’s grandson Oswaldo Acevedo.
Today Telmo’s grandson Oswaldo Acevedo. Oswaldo is a proponent of human welfare. He pays his workers wages well above minimum wage, offers them free health care, education assistance for workers children, housing assistance, insurance for temporarily or permanent work disability and retirement pensions. The farms organic practices to protect the health of the workers and environment.
This stunning estate is home to migratory birds and a sanctuary for wildlife. The coffee is grown under a canopy of native shade trees. Portions of the estate are undeveloped and left as a natural tropical forest.
The quality of the coffee continues to be worthy of the “Table of the Saints” over 175 years after its founding. The coffee was first tasted by Amrita Certified Pure®’s president Anne Valdez in the early 1990’s. That very first sip of the coffee with Oswaldo was sweet, chocolaty, smooth and well balanced. Today that the coffee is just as awesome as it was over 25 years ago.