Ana Maria Mejia
About This Coffee
Black Tea, Peach, Jasmin
My father had a coffee plantation, and thanks to this, we grew up in the coffee world. Over time, due to the arrival of coffee leaf rust and the coffee berry borer, those crops were replaced by others. About 4 years ago I inheritance the land, which we had to start from scratch. By that time, my daughter Maria Jose was already into the whole coffee topic, and she and my Daniel suggested that we plant coffee. So, we brought some seeds from Huila, a hybrid between Castillo and Pink Bourbon, and this was our first planting. It has not been easy; we have been learning in the process. It is a family business; my son Daniel is my support and advisor in everything related to fermentation. We strive to do clean work, recover the soils, care for nature, and always plant trees, and we have grown and advanced a lot in everything we have wanted to achieve.
In the beginning, we were told that the area was marginal and therefore not suitable for coffee, but we set out to plant more trees to bring shade, attract birds again, and make every process as environmentally friendly as possible.
The work of the coffee farmer is not easy, but it is done with great love and passion. That is what coffee means to me; I never imagined that at my age, I could reinvent myself and move forward with such a wonderful project, accompanied by my children.