My homeland has not been having the best of times...
Volumes are continuing to fall, and it looks like my forecasts were not that wrong: the country is on its way to becoming
a new Panama, in other words specialized. It is doing business outside of the market and making a name for itself in terms
of quality and production methods.
Our “top farmers” this year, Moe and Milo, are continuing to improve their coffee quality, with more varietals
and more processes. Some great beans are coming...
Our partnership with Oasis is growing stronger. Our country’s first organic certified coffee has been adopted by many roasters
in Europe. And we hope it will continue to progress.
Also, as you know, I have inherited my parents’ farms: San Isidro and Altamira. And we are launching El Cuto,
a blend made from coffees produced at these farms and at neighbouring farms, the aim being to allow
these lands to keep living from coffee.
Finally, we have now officially opened our office – so we hope to see you at the next harvest, by which time it should
have become our regional Belco hub.
Angel Barrera, sourcing director
San Isidro, Altamira, Finca Himalaya, Villa Galicia, El Divisadero, Cruz Gorda, El Manzano, La Cumbre,
El Naranjo, Pirineos
Angel Barrea, Mauricio Salaverria, Emilio Lopez, Gilberto Baraona
MEETING OUR PRODUCERS
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EL SALVADOR, SANTA ANA BALCANES COFFEE
EL SALVADOR, MAURICIO SALAVERRIA