Praxedez Lopez Lopez
FINCA LA PROVIDENCIA STORY
Nestled in the cloud-covered mountains of San Pedro El Alto in Oaxaca, Finca La Primavera thrives as a true representation of coffee heritage. Praxedes Lopez and his wife, Luciana Cruz, are at the helm of this farm. Praxedes’ journey into coffee began with his parents, who imparted their wisdom and expertise in the field. He is grateful for their guidance and continues their legacy with dedication.
Praxedes has been intensely involved with coffee for the past decade and joined Caravela’s esteemed production chain three years ago. During that time, he gained knowledge of quality and found Caravela’s technical support valuable in improving his coffees – a level of support he had not experienced elsewhere.
Praxedes harvests selectively and performs dry fermentation (without water) for an average of 36 hours, followed by careful drying on concrete patios for over six days to produce exceptional coffees. On the farm, he grows only the Typica variety, which he is enormously proud of for its quality, profile and recognition it has earned him.
For the future, Praxedes would like to see higher productivity and even better quality, combined with a gradual renewal of his plantations. Although coffee is his main source of income, he also works with neighbors and with other agricultural jobs to increase his income.
San Pedro el Alto