Gamboa Family

The Gamboas own four farms and process all their coffee at their micro-mill, Montes de Oro.

Year founded

1800s

Partnered with Stumptown

2006

Varietals

Caturra and Catuai

Processing techniques

Washed

On our menu

Costa Rica Montes de Oro

The Producer

This is a true family farming operation; coffee cultivation for the Gamboa family dates back to the 1800s. Family patriarch, Tutto Gamboa, has been in the coffee business since he was 15. He has recently passed on the day to day management of operations to his son and daughter-in-law, Emilio and Laura. Together, they manage all aspects of coffee production at their micro-mill, Montes De Oro.

Over a decade ago, Stumptown became Montes de Oro’s first customer. We are so proud to work with Emilio and Laura and excited to continue to offer their high-quality, clean coffee.

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The Place

Located in the central part of the Costa Rica, the Province of San Jose is mountainous, lush, and green. At 1560 - 2000 meters above sea level, some of the Gamboa’s plantings are among the highest coffee farms in the country.

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The Process

The farm is planted with Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Villa Sarchi, and Geisha varieties. Coffee at Montes de Oro is washed processed at the small wet mill on-site. Weather permitting, the parchment is first dried on raised beds and then placed on patios or in rotating mechanical dryers to finish the process.

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