"Hard work, knowing the work involved in making good coffee, without haggling, valuing the processes. The real value, honored, there are many families that depend on this. It is the economic and cultural heritage of my family".
-Adriana Arzate, Producer
Adriana Arzate and her "Puranera" Farm are located in the mountain of Atoyac, in the state of Guerrero. Coffee production in Adriana's family has been present for generations, however she is the first owner of the "Puranera" Farm hoping for her children to continue with this legacy.
Adriana has employed farmers from her community for the harvest, currently she works with a Nahuatl family, who maintain their dialect and have found in the coffee harvest their livelihood. In addition to the commitment that "Puranera" Farm has with the working families of its community, there is a responsibility with the environment.
The Atoyac's mountain has a very special flora and fauna, which are, among others, a reason for the result of good coffee production, therefore activities such as logging are not allowed.
One plant species is not sacrificed for another. One of the products offered by nature in Adriana Arzate's territory is the stick honey, which contains nutrients highly valued by the community, some farmers use this honey for their benefit and that is another way to contribute to the community without damage nature.
The processes and quality of coffee at "Puranera" Farm are the result of constant learning, continuous improvement and careful seed selection. For Adriana, the fermentation process for thirty-six hours, is the one of special attention to obtain the desired product. They plan to continue with training to improve the environmental friendly practices, to reaffirm their presence in the national and international markets and above all, to keep the family tradition alive.
Farm Size: 14 hectares in catimor production and 8 hectares typical and bourbon production
National Clients: Distribution in coffee shops and retail businesses
International Clients: Germany
*MASL meters above sea level