Farmer: Enrique Navarro
Origin: Monte Copey, Dota Tarrazú, Costa Rica, 1900 m
Variety: Caturra / Typica
Process: Yellow Honey (17/18)
Tasting Notes: Mariposa Plum, Chocolate
About: Cup of Excellence Champion, World Barista Champion Coffee
Powering: Generational sustainability in coffee & a 50% wage premium for pickers
''Coffee: my family's legacy, my life's work, the future of our generation.''
Meet Enrique Navarro: Hola, I am Enrique Navarro. My family won the Cup of Excellence in Costa Rica in 2014, and Hidenori Izaki used it to win the World Barista Championship that same year. I thought then that we had reached the highest point in coffee for a producer, but soon I realized I wanted something more: to know who drinks our coffee. I spent the summer of 2016 in Seattle with the Onda team, taking Business English at UW and perfecting seeing my own coffee all the way through the craft process. Back on my farm, I’m partnering with a local university to develop a coffee lab dedicated to innovating a bright future for Costa Rica’s next generation in coffee.
Check out Enrique's full interview here.