The Saviour is back.
Please welcome our first collaboration with our new partners, Caravela Coffee who we are so excited to be working with. Caravela have been championing coffees from Latin America for the last 20 years, working alongside some incredible small-holder farmers in the region. They are champions of quality as well as sustainability and transparency and they are the first B-Corp certified organisations we have the pleasure of working with.
We spoke to Caravela about our needs to source a new coffee to replace one of staples in our Coffee Programme, The Saviour. After some initial calibrations to understand the profile we needed they presented us with several amazing coffees, but we fell in love with this year’s crop from Eugenia Diaz Finca La Montañita in El Salvador.
Here’s what Caravala has to say about this brilliant young woman.
Finca La Montañita, located in the fertile highlands of Chalatenango, is run by Eugenia Diaz, a 24-year-old exemplary coffee producer. Eugenia has been running her farm for 8 years now, and her passion for coffee comes from a young age since she grew up seeing and supporting her father on the farm.
Every harvest Eugenia, together with her husband Ever, selectively pick only cherries at optimal level of ripeness, in order to maintain and guarantee the quality of the Coffee.
Eugenia has been working for over 4 years with Caravela and, for her, being a specialty coffee grower has brought several benefits, mainly being able to improve her family’s quality of life and implement better farm management practices. Eugenia says that to produce specialty coffee one needs to pay attention to every detail. One of her plans for the future is to improve the washing station and increase drying capacity. She is motivated to continue working to improve quality since through coffee she has been able to support her family and others in her community, which is very rewarding for her.