Faver Ninco Riveros
PARTNER’S NAME: ANDREA RIVEROS
FINCA COSTA RIKA STORY
Everyone in Faver’s family have been coffee producers. Faver comes from a traditional coffee growing family in Colombia and ever since he was a kid, he wanted to become a producer. When he was old enough and had enough savings, 25 years ago, he decided to purchase a piece of land in Santa María, Huila and started producing coffee on his own. Since then, Finca Costa Rica has become Faver’s and his family’s home and only source of income. This place is what provides the Ninco family with everything they have, and for this reason, they work hard to keep their home pretty and sustainable and invest in the infrastructure to produce better coffee. “I receive better incomes by producing specialty coffee and this has helped me and my family to have a better life and become a better coffee producer every day.” says Faver.
Faver works on Finca Costa Rica with his wife, Andrea, making up a beautiful team. Andrea is responsible for providing food for the workers and taking care of the drying process, constantly moving the parchment and making sure the coffee reaches its ideal levels of humidity. As a couple and a family, they work together to get to their objectives, they work hard to improve their quality and continue being amazing coffee growers and role models for other farmers in the region. Faver sends a message for all the consumers of his coffee, “You are drinking something produced and made with huge effort of a whole family, and I really hope you can continue drinking this coffee for many more years to come.”
First semester: May – July
Second semester: October – November
Harvest only ripe cherries, cherry rest for 18 hours and ferments for 48 hours then fully washes
Native trees like guamos and eucalyptus.
Fully dried on covered parabolic patios for 25 days.