Timoteo works his fields on Volcan de Agua primarily on his own, with the help of his horse, Coyota, to haul compost up the volcano, and to bring coffee fruit down. Timo lives with his wife and six children in a concrete home he built with his own hands, gradually adding rooms with the income from each coffee harvest. Timo stands out for his commitment to the education and future of his children, spending over a third of his income on their education. Timo is a proud and active leader and peer-to-peer trainer for the local coffee cooperative.
The Other Side Of The Cup Has A Future
With a vision of practicing social and environment responsibility, our partner in Jinotega is a family owner/producer who invests 5% of their profits into the future of coffee farmers in their community. They have established a School of Technical training, educating workers and technicians to promote sustainable practices, as well as a School for Kids, bringing education and family values to farmers’ children.
The Other Side Of The Cup Is Innovative
The other side of the cup is innovative. Nestled in the hills of Tarrazu, Costa Rica, Hector relentlessly pursues perfection of the geisha coffee variety. For many years, he has helped local farmers improve processing techniques through his leadership in the local coop. Today, Hector has his own one-of-a-kind coffee lab. Using advanced processing and roasting equipment, some engineered by Hector himself, he experiments and refines techniques to intensify the unique honey-like attributes of this world-renowned Costa Rican coffee.