Creativa | La Llorona
This coffee is super tasty and there is a lot to say about this project and farmer.
Farmer Lourdes Yanguez
Lourdes was born and raised on a coffee farm. At 38, she has been close to coffee all her life. Her family used to have a mill and a large estate, which later on they divided between the next generation. Lourdes inherited La Llorona, a fifty-year-old farm of one hundred hectares in Renacimiento, where there is cattle ranching and vegetable and fruit trees planted in addition to coffee.
Twenty hectares of La Llorona are dedicated to coffee production, where Lourdes has planted 80,000 coffee trees of Catuai and Caturra varieties. The main harvest goes from December to February. Once the cherries are collected they are immediately taken to the Creativa’s wet mill, where they are processed.
On the combination of art and coffee, Lourdes considers that “Coffee is art from seeding to cup. So for me, coffee is an art and goes very well with painting, music, and literature. Art is food for all senses. It moves us and transform us. From my experience with my daughter, who is an artist, I’ve seen how difficult it is to express feelings, and how they finally end up being experienced through the artwork itself.
With the sustainability of future generations in mind, Creativa uses renewable energy during processing and transport to shrink their carbon footprint. The project is made possible by cooperation between the environment and the community. Creativa Coffee District purchases cherries from smallholders in Hornito, Boquete, and Renacimiento coffee areas of Chiriquí and conducts all stages of processing, drying, and export preparation. At Creativa, coffee production is an art form.
This coffee was grown and produced without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides
Continent: Central America
Varietal: Caturra & Catuai
Farm: La Llorona, microlot A13
Altitude: 1800 meters
We contracted this coffee through Ally Coffee importers and purchased the entire lot of coffee that was available totaling five 35 kilo bags at a price of $7.40/lb. This is the first year of the Creativa Coffee District project and we hope to continue working with Lourdes Yanguez for many years to come. We score this coffee at 88+ points.