Elia Angel Morales
PARTNER’S NAME: GENARO ROBLERO MACARIO
FINCA BUENA VISTA STORY
In the highlands of the Mexican municipality of Chiapas, after an immersive journey through a forest of pine trees, you reach the community of Angel Albino Corzo, where Elia Angel and her husband Genaro Roblero own their farm, Buena Vista. Elia has been producing coffee for over 20 years. Elia inherited the passion for coffee from her parents, who were pioneers in growing coffee ni this region. “Back in the years, when my father was starting to produce coffee, one of his neighbors laughed at him and told him that those soils were only good to harvest dreams. Five years later, Elia’s father was proud to say that he didn’t harvest dreams, but rather he was harvesting the future.” remembers Elia. EWhen she was a child receiving all the knowledge and learnings from her parents, and this knowledge and passion evolved and trascended to this generation, and her biggest pride is to be able to grow, develop and take the best out of the piece of land and business that she inherited from her family.
The specialty coffee journey is a new venture for Elia and Genaro. They decided to embark on this journey in 2022 when they met Caravela’s model in Mexico. Since starting in this new venture, they have changed the way they dry the coffee, and the way they process the coffee, resulting in better incomes to improve their quality of life. Today, they both have a perfect family business, receiving the support from their children. Genaro takes care of all the crop management and harvest, while they children and Elia oversee the wet-mill and drying process. She harvest only ripe cherries and then ferments the coffee without water for 24 hours before washing and drying on concrete patios.
Elia has many plans for the future of her farm, but she can say she’s proud of what she has achieved so far.
Angel Albino Corzo