A farmer collects the coffee in the San Alberto. (Buenavista, Quindio). San Alberto captures the work of a family for over 35 years has worked with passion and dedication to offer the world achieve the best fruits of a blessed land. In 1972 Gustavo Leyva Monroy buy the Hacienda La Alsace, and it acquires the name of St. Albert, in honor of his son Gustavo Alberto, who died in a plane crash. There is no absolute certainty about the conditions under which coffee came to Colombia. The historical evidence indicate that the Jesuits brought seeds of grain to New Granada in 1730, but there are different versions about it. Tradition says that the coffee beans arrived from the east, carried by a traveler from the Guianas and through Venezuela. The earliest written evidence of the presence of coffee in Colombia is attributed to the Jesuit priest José Gumilla. In his book The Orinoco Illustrated (1730) recorded its presence in the mission of St. Teresa of Tabajé, near the mouth of the Meta River in the Orinoco. The second written testimony belongs to the Archbishop-Viceroy Caballero y Gongora (1787) who in a report to the Spanish authorities recorded its cultivation in regions near Girón (Santander) and Muzo (Boyaca). The first coffee crop grown in the east of the country. In 1835 came the first commercial production and the record shows that the first 2,560 bags were exported from the office of Cucuta, on the border with Venezuela. According to testimony at the time attributed to Francisco Romero, a priest during confession imposed by the parishioners of the population of Salazar de las Palmas penance to plant coffee, a big boost in spreading the cultivation of grain in this area of the country. These seeds have allowed the presence of coffee in the departments of Santander and Norte de Santander, in the northeast of the country, and their subsequent propagation, since 1850, toward the center and west through Cundinamarca, Antioquia and the area of Old Caldas (see map Arrival and expansion of coffee in Colombia).