Meet Your Farmers

Kilveth Bertrand

Kilveth is from Santa Maria del Real, Olancho where he runs his farm, Don Jesus. 

Kilveth was raised in a humble home that used to work hard in the coffee business. However, they were forced to find other means of subsistence once the prices of coffee could no longer meet their basic needs. Kilveth has been the only member of the family who still relies on coffee as a means of living with dignity. Despite being quite young, his fighting spirit and his faith in God drive him to take care of his farm every day using innovative methods that are recommended to him by producers from other countries with whom he contacts through social networks.


A true sign of his progress is the consistency and potential he gets in the tests that are performed to his coffee in the laboratory, in which his samples achieve notes and attributes that stand out above the samples of his neighboring producers. Kilveth states that he does not agree with migration to other countries when we can unite our tables and thus make our efforts worthwhile as the opportunity that Bridging Tables currently offers him.

kilveth farmer

 

La Familia Torres, Don Felito, Don Beto, Fernando, and Angel

 La Familia Torres from San Francisco De La Paz  and many friends from El Mogote and  Santa Maria Del Real... including Don Beto, Don Felito, Fernando, and Angel provide the foundation for both our medium and dark blends: Bridge and Suyapa.
These Honduran blends personify why we're here and are facilitating first ever opportunities at direct trade for these farmers... This coffee comes from the Agalta region in Honduras. These coffees are hidden gems - the fruit of hard work, perseverance and the proof that world-class, specialty coffee can come out of the region. We couldn't believe more in the men and women behind this coffee. Their stewardship and focus on continuous improvement has been inspiring. They have become friends over the last few years and we can't wait to continue to journey with them for years to come.
Angel
Don Beto

Don Felito

Fernando

Manuel Pereira

Manuel grew up watching his father grow coffee and developed the desire to follow in his footsteps. Along with his wife, Linda, they opened Finca La Concepcion in Marcala, Honduras as a family operation. Since 2015 he has been experimenting and gaining expertise in honey and natural processing methods. His passion, creative spirit and focus on continuous improvement are evident in this exceptional coffee.

Manuel

La Familia Meza

Resting at one of the highest altitudes in Honduras, Finca Los Horcones is cultivated by Ivan Meza and his two brothers. Access to the farm is limited and the brothers bring their crop down two hours by donkey to the nearest drying facility. Until working with our friends, La Familia Banega, they had not had the opportunity to sell their coffee directly.

Ivan Meza