Finca Marsella is a small farm located just outside overlooking the town and three active volcanos in the center of the Colombian Andes; Nevado del Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Nevado del Tolima.
This farm sits just below the La Nona Reserve protected forest between 1,710-1,792 meters above sea level with an average temperature around 19 degrees Celsius.
Planted here are 1.5 hectares of Bourbon and Typica coffee trees, 3 hectares of Gesha and Enano Gesha, also known as, Dwarf Gesha, and .5 hectares of Sudan Rume. The farm is dissected by a water way coming from the Reserve called Que Brada La Nona. A large portion of the farm and its borders are surrounded by protected forests. There is a unique micro-climate at Marsella that brings rain showers, thunderstorms, and cooling breezes, making this location exceptional for producing rare, distinctive, and award-winning coffee.
Marsella is where the coffee processing occurs in a solar dryer, known as a Marquesina, on multi-tiered raised drying beds where temperature and humidity are carefully controlled through diligent tending and turning daily by full-time staff.
The staff have played an instrumental part in Mikava taking first place in the 2020 Colombian Yara Champion competition and second place at the ExpoPlanadas 2019.