Dr. Fabio Araujo Reis works with his two sons and daughter to run their family farm, Fazenda do Salto, in the Sul de Minas region of Brazil. Fabio's sons, Andre and Juca, work along with 35 employees on the estate, many of whom grew up near the farm and later chose to return to the Carmo da Cachoeira area after finishing school.
Collected from some of the smaller farms near the village of Guacacayo, this lot enables our supplier to work with growers who produce high-quality coffee but do not have enough to export on their own. This lot is also made possible by the Rojas family, who helps gather and process these beans for their neighbors.
Coffee growers in Mexico are primarily smallholders, with 70%percent of the industry made up of producers with less than 10 hectares of land. Drawn from these small farms throughout the Veracruz growing region, caffeine was removed using the Mountain Water Process, which better preserves their flavor.
Situated in the highest part of San Ignacio, the Las Duanas farm has a direct view of El Pital, the tallest peak in El Salvador. Here, Don Enrique grows 3 hectares of pacamara which claimed 1st place at the Trifinio competition in 2018 & 2019. This grower is part of the BioKrop Project's Mt. Olympo series.
This lot is processed at the Bombe Abore washing station, collected from about 667 farms in the Bombe mountain valley. The small, dense beans that comprise this lot are grown above 1900masl. The beans are wet fermented during 36 to 72 hours, and then dried on African beds with clean plastic mesh and sheet, for about 9 to 12 days.
The Haroo lot is from the Haroo Waccuu mill in Uraga. The mill specializes in natural process coffees, working with around 20 small farms in the village of Haroo. The mill is owned by Sookoo Coffee which also educates growers in agricultural practices and best harvesting methods in order to deliver high-quality beans.
Finca CCD is located in Plan del Rosario Mercedes and run by Rigoberto Mancia Hernandez. He was a fieldworker for 20 years, but recently was able to buy his own land. Now his wife and five children help produce good quality coffee. Miguel doesn't have his own wet mill yet, as such all lots are processed as naturals.
Nicolas and Angela are consistently producing coffees that stand out for their pronounced floral and malic notes on their El Porvenir farm in Nicaragua's Jinotega region. The two have a total of twelve grandchildren and they continue to work their small farm in order to help support their childrens' education.