El Amate is the name for of a species of tree that has grown on this land for many years. Locally, this type of tree is known as a “water tree” because it only lives in relatively wet microclimates. Walfre inherited his land from his parents, who also passed along years of knowledge about the coffee profession, and he has proudly followed in their footsteps. Today, coffee is the family’s main source of income, and he is also able to employ local workers during the harvest season. Walfre hopes to continue growing quality coffee and plants to make use of different processing methods in the coming years.
He says that: “Coffee has allowed us to give meaningful work to people who harvest the cherries and process the coffee; as coffee growers we also depend on this crop. One thing that brings us joy is that by employing people to harvest coffee, we are able to offer work opportunities locally so that people don’t have to emigrate to find work.”
|Roastery||Sloane Coffee Roasters|
|Variety||Catuai, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Pache, Typica|
|Roast profile||Omni roast|
|Coffee beans/Capsules||Coffee beans|