Our farmers are the reason we exist as they continue to inspire us with their grit and resilience. They envision an equitible and prosperous future for their communities and we are proud to support their efforts. Currently we work with 18 female producers from the Santos Region of Costa Rica. Meet some of them below!
Ericka Mora and her family run E&F, a coffee farm based on 80 years of coffee growing culture. The farm is located in Guadalupe, Tarrazú, 1500 meters above the sea level, in a region which has been producing some of the best quality beans in the world. E&F recently started a “micro” artisanal coffee organization, focusing on innovation and quality over quantity. The micro not only helps E&F capitalize on their coffee, but also helps Ericka with her rehabilitation and independence after losing a leg to a bone tumor. With a new prosthetic, she is back to doing what she loves, and the families efforts have helped E&F grow.
Ana Lorena has been leading Cafe Famu for the past 5 years. The farm is based in 1560 meters above sea level and the coffee produced with the highest level of care, processing only ripe beans in small batches. The coffee produced by Ana has the fragrance of honey and cacao with an aroma of chocolate with good level of acidity and body. Along with processing all of her coffee at home, Ana is also one of the first few farmers to have already started the process of roasting at home and wants to ensure that all of her coffee leaves as a finished product instead of depending on intermediaries.