Caturra, Parainema, Obata, IHCafé 90, and Pacas
Carlos represents the third generation of coffee farmers in his family and also serves as the mayor of their modest town.
Even with his mayoral duties, he remains committed to tending to his farm whenever possible.
The year-round favorable climate beneath the cool forest cover allows him to find
solace, clear his thoughts, or simply drift into daydreams while harvesting cherries or maintaining the farm.
As one of the founders of Cafesmo and the current president of the member committee, much of his time is dedicated to organizing
and fostering the growth of Cafesmo. Occasionally, he hosts foreign visitors interested in collaborating with the
organization or teams from Fair Trade and Organic organizations who come to conduct audits and inspections on their organization
and the farms of its members.
His role is multifaceted, and he takes pride in being an active and integral part of Cafesmo, recognizing that without it,
obtaining certifications and establishing direct relationships with importers and roasters from distant lands would be a
formidable challenge for all involved.
Turning to his farm’s particulars, it spans 13 hectares, is FTO certified, and sits at an elevation between 1330 and 1410 meters
amid the pine forest, accompanied by other tree varieties such as cypress, guamo, and liquidambar. His cultivation includes
distinct varieties, each assigned to specific sections of the land: Caturra, Parainema, Obata, IHCafé 90, and Pacas.
Furthermore, his farm proudly carries the Rain Forest Alliance certification.