Hacienda San Ignacio is located in Palmichal, Acosta, a small rural community southwest of San José. The high altitude and unique microclimate in the area make it perfect for growing quality coffee, and as such, coffee production has become a significant part of the local economy. For the last 7 years, Hacienda San Ignacio has been part of the FONAFIFO-MINAE Forest Protection Program, and more than half of the farm is dedicated to protecting native flora and fauna. Large forested areas separate the coffee plots and act as biological corridors for native fauna. The Hacienda is owned by four producers: Juan Valerio, Gilberto Rojas, Oscar Duran, and Alfredo Mendez. This coffee is naturally processed and dried slowly on raised beds, adding juicy red fruit notes to the famous chocolatey profile of the region.