Words from Primavera, the green coffee importing company we bought this coffee from:
Orlando is a third generation coffee farmer, and he works with his son Gesler, who manages the processing of the coffee, to carry on the family’s legacy of growing excellent coffees in La Libertad. It was 1985 when his grandfather Javier started to plant coffee on a small plot, and over the years Orlando’s father and grandfather made improvements in their wet mill and purchased additional small parcels of land.
The coffee leaf rust epidemic decimated this plot about a decade ago, and Orlando used this setback to diversify the varieties of coffee plants growing on the farm. He keeps an assortment of varieties that are more resistant to rust, some more traditional varieties that are less resistant, and in 2015 he added in some exotic varieties such as Gesha and Paramara. This passion for experimentation and innovation has guided the family toward success in producing high quality coffees.