"It is important for us that people get to know that in Cosautlan we produce good quality coffee. We would like to become the best coffee in the world. We would like to give renown to the coffee, which is a special coffee that represents many things in one coffee bean".
-Carlos Cadena, Producer
Carlos Cadena is a producer from Veracruz, a graduate by profession but a farmer by heart, he has followed the family tradition started by his maternal grandfather and now with the "Huehuetepan" Farm Carlos has renewed his commitment to his family, his community and the environment.
"Huehuetepan" Farm is located in the mountainous region of Cosautlan Veracruz and its specialty is natural coffee.
During the harvest, Carlos employs workers from the community, who have their own land. The training he provides to the farmers who collaborate with are knowledge and techniques that are allowed to implement by the producers in their own land.
For Carlos, the integral growth of the farmers in his community is very important and he perceives progress as a collaborative work.
Currently, a core group of 10 people collaborate with him. The process that the "Huehuetepan" Farm considers a priority in order to obtain the desired result is patio drying, which is highly favored by the climate of Veracruz.
Along with its commitment to the community is the value to the environment, so they try to reuse the natural waste that comes from the coffee harvest such as cherries and straws to create compost.
Carlos attributes the quality of his coffee to the constant training that he and his workers receive, creating a commitment to take the processes step by step, which he defines as a loyal job.
Farm size: 20 Hectares
National Clients: Distribution in coffee shops and retail businesses
International Clients: Germany, China
Awards / Contests: Cup of Excellence 2012 6th place
*MASL meters above sea level