Isabel Arauz Zeledon began farming at the age of three, caring for cows and horses and growing potatoes with his godfather. He met Victoria when they were teenagers and the two eventually married, devoting their lives to family and agriculture. In 2019 they purchased their farm, Finca Zeledon, in Jinotega and have been growing excellent coffees there since.
Isabel and Victoria are members of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, a direct trade farming collective that helps to connect growers of high-quality specialty coffee directly with coffee roasters and other buyers around the world. In addition to these relationships, Gold Mountain helps its members add value to their businesses by providing access to credit and loans, technical assistance, and various social programs.