Finca la Candela belongs to the Lotero Cano Family. They are third generation coffee farmers living in La Loma Del Guamo village in Titiribí town in Antioquia.
Alberto Lotero, the father, bought a big portion of the farm 8 years ago from another coffee farmer and neighbor named Luis Rios. Alberto and his family-owned some lots already but most of the farm was acquired then.
The farm has always been called La Candela. The previous owner gave it that name and Alberto and his family never changed it. There are currently 10,000 trees on the plantation but this family started out with 4,000. All the trees are 100% Arabica Castillo varietal.
Alberto Lotero and Gloria Cano, his wife, met in 1985. Today they are a family of five. They have two daughters named Yuliana and Fernanda and an older son named Andrés who works in the fields with his father every day. The Lotero family is a clear example of a traditional coffee-producing family in Colombia. They are hard-working and family-oriented with strong values and principles that keep them united.