When we started roasting last year, we knew at some point we wanted to be able to work with Anny Ruth and feature her coffees. Anny is a female coffee producer from the farm Loma La Gloria. This is a family farm that carries with it a long history. If you are familiar with coffee and generally the way of the developing world, you will notice how amazing it is to see Anny's name as the producer. You see, in many countries where coffee is grown, women are not allowed to even own land, and certainly not run a coffee production and profit from it.
Anny's story is a struggle of a young girl with older brothers whom her father showed more favor to. She was not trusted or respected with the business and had to prove herself every step of the way. Her determination led to her success and eventual rise within the family coffee business and now sees her running the operations of Loma La Gloria and bringing her family's coffee to the world. We had the privilege of sitting down and sharing or own stories and hopes for the future. I hope you enjoy this first offering we have from Anny Ruth.