The story behind Santa Ana Estate - Women Owned LIFT
Coﬀee is a cherished family legacy for Aidalila Zeledón and now for her son, Denis — who is learning the family trade. Her farm, Santa Ana has been in the family for over 100 years. Santa Ana sits on over 100 hectares of land of which 90 hectares produce coﬀee.
After the passing of her father in the year 2000, Aidalila decided to purchase the property from her brothers and dedicate her life to coﬀee. The family tradition that led Aidalila to coﬀee farming has shaped the way she cares for her crops. Since taking over the farm, she has successfully invested in mills, storage, and improving living conditions for her 32 permanent workers.
Her extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to learn and continuously improve have allowed her to duplicate her volumes, and in 2021 it earned her a spot among the top 10 best coﬀees at the national contest, Taza de la Excelencia.
"It hasn’t always been easy. Harvesting coﬀee takes time, care, and a true commitment, but when there is a will, there is a way."Download Santa Ana Estate - Women Owned LIFT Info Sheet