OUR COFFEE FARMERS
NINETY PLUS COFFEE | PANAMA
The Ninety Plus Estates are where the essence of the Ninety Plus brand experience lives. Located on the western slopes of the Barú volcano, these are the first and only places in the world where heirloom Ethiopian varieties of coffee are grown under full forest canopy at this scale. Like massive ecological parks with coffee growing as part of the forest community, these pristine playgrounds include trail networks which connect experiential moments ranging from waterfalls and precolumbian petroglyphs to giant trees, volcano views, and jaguar bathing pools.
Founder Joseph Brodsky partners with Guillermo Saint Malo Eleta (Eleta Family Investment Fund) to challenge and innovate the value chain in the coffee industry, matching coffee grown in the best conditions in the world with technology to develop natural processes that provide unique flavor profiles and amazing value to the end product. Joseph leads the innovation by pushing the boundaries of quality and processing. Guillermo, a seasoned entrepreneur leading the innovative investments in the region, joins Joseph in the vision to transform the industry and reset the boundaries of coffee production and retail in the world.
COFFEA DIVERSA GARDEN | COSTA RICA
If you were to visit any coffee farm, in any coffee producing country in the world, you'd notice that generally, there is only one coffee botanical variety being grown in that farm, in other words, most coffee farms in the world are mono -varietal. Coffea diversa has developed a completely different approach, the coffee garden approach. This estate grows many different rare and exotic coffee botanical variants, it is in fact a multi-varietal farm. Most of the botanical variants grown here you would not find anywhere else in the world, Coffea diversa is the only place growing them commercially. In the traditional coffee industry the different taste profiles are generated by the different terroirs where coffee is grown, at Coffea diversa we have taken a different approach, we have the terroir factor fixed because we grow all our coffee in the same estate and the different coffee taste profiles we produce are generated by the difference in genetics of the many coffee botanical variants we grow. There is an untapped source of taste profiles given by coffee genetics in the form of the different rare and exotic botanical coffee variants. This source of taste profiles had not been available to the market until now. Coffea diversa has the largest private collection of coffee botanical variants in the world with more than 700 specimens so far. So, like in a conventional flower garden in which you find many types of plants producing many different types of flowers, at the Coffea diversa garden you will find many different types of rare coffee botanical variants, that's why it is said that Coffea diversa is not a coffee farm, it is a coffee garden.
LEONEL CHAVEZ | GUATEMALA
The Agronome Leonel is the owner of a family business that has existed for several generations. They started growing coffee ten years ago and since then coffee has been Leonel's passion and he is always on the road with the AeroPress. He lives mainly from the cultivation of maize, the production of honey and from the livestock industry. On his land in the mountains in 2012 he and a friend developed a new type of coffee that is very tasty and resistant to coffee rust (roya del cafeto). The resulting cross of the varieties Cantimor and Pacamara was called Catimargo and later renamed Café Elite L5.
CARLOS LOPEZ | COLOMBIA
Carlos grows the Colombia and Castillo varieties in the municipality of La Unión Nariño, he has 2500 coffee trees. The finca is 1810 meters above sea level. M. He is the son of a coffee farmer, has three children and has been a farmer all his life. He grows his coffee organically and is Rainforest Alliance certified by the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia.
MAURO REYES BURBANO | COLOMBIA
The coffee farmer Mauro runs the Finca Las Barreras together with his father Rafael. They have 3000 trees of the Colombia variety, which are located at 1800 meters above sea level. M. grow. The finca is Rainforest Alliance certified by the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia.