The road that from the farmer leads to the consumer is long and awkward. The coffee farmer, almost always unknown, is indifferent to the destiny of his own coffee, made almost "neutral" by the presence of many middlemen. In contrast, we act according to our "Closest Connection" principle, to make the farmer proud and accountable for the quality of his own coffee, at the same time guaranteeing a full traceability.
COSTA RICA - San Marcos de Tarrazú
The beautiful family of Minor Esquivel produces top-quality coffee in the farm called La Pastora, in a breathtaking landscape near to San Marcos de Tarrazú.
Don Minor, his wife doña Dilcia and their three children Yaindra, Nitzi e Bryan work with passion and care for the detail in their farm at an altitude between 1300 and 1600 meters amsl.
COSTA RICA - Lourdes de Naranjo
A farm that went through four generations.
The owner Daniel Arrieta is member of a family of 5 brothers and his parents, Mr. Uriel Arrieta and wife Adela, still cooperate in managing the farm while the majority of their grandchildren helps during harvesting.
COSTA RICA - San Luis de Naranjo
The family Oviedo Rojas is made by Mr Belman Oviedo, his wife and their two teenagers children, Carlos e Tatiana, both of them helping the conduction of the farm.
Their land is located at 1600 asml where they grow caturra and geisha coffee varieties. They also farm avocado trees.
COSTA RICA - San Antonio de San Ramón
The family Quesada Rodríguez is a small producer of coffee in the San Ramón area. The family includes the two brothers Mario and Eduardo Alberto and their respective wives. Don Eduardo has two sons, Alberto José and Francisco, who help in the sun drying the coffee
FARMER NAME: PEREIRA FAMILY
Estate: Fazenda Santa Inês
Altitude: 900 ~ 1050 m
Processing Method: Naturals, Pulped Naturals
Certifications: BSCA - Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association; COE - Brazil finalist in several years
Coffee Varieties: Catucaí, Yellow & Red Catuaí, Yellow & Red Bourbon, Acaiá
UGANDA - Kapchorwa area on the Elgon Mountain
At an altitude of nearly 2.000 meters above sea level, on the rarefied volcanic heights of Elgon Mount, was founded the Kabeywa United Coffee Farmers Association (KUCOFA), a manufacturer of wonderful special arabica. The association joins the two great tribes of Bagisu and Sabiny.
NUCAFE, the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises, works since 1995 to represent the interests of farmers, trying to emancipate them from the current situation and to improve their living condition. NUCAFE works in all five coffee regions of Uganda and groups 125 associations of farmers, for a total of over 100.000 farm families.
UGANDA - Rwenzori Mount
The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union counts about 5.500 farmers that produce coffee at the foot of the legendary "Mountains of the Moon" (already known to the Romans and described by Ptolemy), that is the current Rwenzori mountain range in western Uganda, at an altitude between 1,400 and 2,000 meters above sea level..
UGANDA - Under-county of Bufumbo, Elgon Mount
The Bufumbo Organic Coffee Farmers Association is an association of farmers formed in 1997 in the village of Bufumbo, Mbale district, with the aim of improving the living conditions of the farmers and to pass from small peasant farming to a more commercial structure.