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Santa Isabel Filter

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Tasting Notes
  • Brown sugar
  • Pineapple
  • Vanilla.
About Me

This year marks the tenth year in a row that Market Lane have offered coffee from Santa Isabel Estate. The farm was founded in 1875 and today it is owned by Luis Valdés Sr, and managed by his son Luis Jr, whose nickname is Wicho. Growing up watching and helping his father on the farm, Wicho fell in love with coffee from a young age. He later went on to study Agriculture before returning to work on the farm in 1998.

Two hundred hectares of Santa Isabel Estate are planted with caturra and catuaî variety coffee trees. Wicho is fastidious in his approach to farming and processing, and he is continually evaluating and investing in farm improvements to enhance quality. He is also passionate about preserving the natural environment, with the remaining 88 hectares of the farm set aside as nature reserve to protect water resources and encourage biodiversity.

These days, Wicho has three kids of his own, and they spend their weekends and school holidays with him on the farm. "I hope they will find a love for coffee like I did," he says.





Roast Type

Filter roast. Suitable for pour over, Aeropress, drip machines and plunger. 


MARKET LANE has a goal to ignite positive change in the coffee industry by redefining what coffee is and can be, and to build a market for, and appreciation of, specialty coffee. From the outset, Market Lane have been committed to quality, transparency, sustainability and using business for good.

Location: Weston Street, Brunswick

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First taste... meh! Tweaked... this hits it!

This coffee really needs a full extraction to shine. Too light and maybe you can taste the pineapple - but it isn't special. But if you get things right you can taste the whole brown sugar vibe of it with the fruit. I enjoyed it once dialed in.

Randle B.
Australia Australia


Hi Randle, thank you for your feedback! We're happy to know you got the coffee tasting great :) Please feel free to reach out at anytime if you have any questions about how to get the best out of the coffees in your order.