Camilo Merizalde bought Santuario in the beginning of 1997 just to produce top shelf, quality coffees. In the beginning, he only planted bourbon and typical varietals for production. With high attention to detail, he designed and planned the whole layout of the farm, creating irrigation systems to create optimal growing conditions. Today, Camilo is constantly experimenting with new methods and currently grows more than 26 different varietals. He even grows some of these trees inside a green house in Finca Santuario.