Alicia Rugama Romero
This is Alicia Rugama Romero’s Cuento. The story of how some producers don’t pick coffee. Coffee picks them.
November 22, 2021
Maria Mercedes Talavera Flores
This issue of Cuentos features María Mercedes Talavera Flores. With her mother as her pillar of inspiration, María Mercedes is a proud grower from the all-women Nuevo Amanecer cooperative in the Miraflor Nature Reserve near Estelí, Nicaragua. (Nuevo Amanecer is the very first coffee cooperative that Vega began sourcing green coffee from and training members in roasting, quality control and packaging.) María Mercedes’s glowing smile exudes optimism with fresh notes of confidence and strength.
November 21, 2021
Santos Villareyna Acuna
Santos Villareyna Acuña is a coffee producer who also loves construction. With hard work and dedication, he has built a home, wealth, and a legacy. This is his Cuento.