Finca Los Angeles – May 2020
For the Rivas family of Finca Los Angeles, their farm is more than the delicious organic coffee it produces. It is a culmination of more than 25 years of hard work, and a vision of a future where their coffee can be sold around the world for a fair price.
We caught up with Rebeca Rivas, who manages the farm alongside her parents, Heberto and Elvira. She let us know that due to precautions their family is taking around COVID-19, operations on the farm have reduced to 20% capacity. To make sure their workers stay healthy they’ve scaled down to five employees, all while maintaining social distancing and enforcing a rigorous handwashing policy. We know how much Rebeca and her family deeply love and depend on the farm for their livelihood, which makes the steps they’re taking to care for the health of their employees all the more serious.
Our check-in with Rebeca reminded us of what fuels our farmer-roasted revolution: smallholder farmers around the world hover at and below the poverty line, without the resources to fortify themselves against unforeseen devastation. Fighting for justice—especially during a time when those at the margins are disproportionately affected—is at the core of what fuels our movement. And we are endlessly grateful to you for choosing to fight alongside us.
Tasting Notes: dulce de leche, cinnamon, floral
Altitude: 3,950 ft. above sea level
Varietals: java, parainema, caturra, catuai, catimor, marsellesa, lempira
Region: San Juan de Rio Coco, Nicaragua