Sao Tome: Roca Monte Cafe
Here’s another roca (aka plantation) on São Tomé – Roca Monte Cafe. This one used to specialize in coffee rather then cocoa – it’s located deep in the heart of the island on the slopes of the mountains. Nationalized like the other rocas after independence, Roca Monte actually still in business of producing coffee – although small batch and kind of with old ad falling apart ore-Independence equipment. The old colonial building, school, hospital are in disrepair and falling apart. But there is a small coffee museum and coffee tasting at the end.