Born in Costa Rica and half Dutch, Annelise is on a mission to function as a bridge for Costa Rican farmers. She wants to raise the bar for all players in the coffee industry, helping farmers improve their crop, the livelihood of their families and leading them on their journey to conquer the international market. Annelise's vision lies in supporting the development of new value-driven business models, managing the articulation of a business strategy and is the creator behind the #jointheboat campaign.
fernando and angie
Fernando and Angie own coffee plantations in the Western Valley of Costa Rica. Their estate is located at more than 1800 meters above sea level.
Fernando is an agricultural engineer and has been cultivating new hybrid F-1 coffee varieties. These varieties make their land not only more productive than average, but result in amazing quality coffees with high SCA cupping scores. They participate in the Cup of Excellence competition every year.
Angie recently acquired her Q-grader certification. Her tasting skills and dedication are focused on finding the best processing method for each variety that they cultivate.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADVISOR
HELSAR PROCESSING PLANT
Erika is the person behind our logistics management. She is an expert in international logistics, project management, supply chain, cost and financial analysis. Very skilled in analytics and monitoring of projects, Erika never misses a detail and always makes sure to make the best choices to provide cost efficiency and avoid risks.
She has lots of experience in trade between Costa Rica and The Netherlands. Erika also has a keen interest in coffee as she manages her own local specialty coffee brand Café Araya.
10 years of working hand in hand with the producer and consumer of boutique coffee.
Specialty coffee producers based in Naranjo, Costa Rica. More than 30 families producing amazing coffees, including Gaia Artisan Coffee.
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