El Recreo Estate Farm is a family-owned and operated 364-acre plantation that has produced premium coffee for over 50 years. The farm has been owned by the Ferrey-Machado family since 1972, but the land has grown coffee since 1905. Their natural approach to coffee production directly aligns with the standards detailed by the Rainforest Alliance, ensuring the coffee's consistent high quality.
El Recreo employs over 40 permanent families as well as over 200 temporary workers. The farm provides numerous facilities to ensure their employees maintain a high standard of living including a school for children, a health center for all employees and their families, as well as a School of Technical Training for adults.