San Lazaro Estate Coffee is cultivated using organic techniques that provide a great coffee. These same organic techniques protect the soil and the water table from accelerated erosion and contamination. Composting for organic fertilizer is an essential part of how we raise our coffee. Our commitment is to grow a great coffee but also to protect the land that provides us our harvest. Conventional methods of coffee production implementing large quantities of fertilizer and insecticides can greatly increase plant yield however they would put at risk the many aquifers and springs on our property where the Las Palmas river is born. The Las Palmas river and the springs on our property provide water to literally hundreds of villages and communities as well as to the city of San Marcos de Colon.