We are excited to announce Carrboro Coffee Roaster’s new direct relationship with farmer Nancy Hernandez. Caffe Driade will offer coffee from Nancy’s own farms’ – Finca El Jazmin in Honduras. This coffee is amazingly balanced. The care that went into its growth and processing is teased out by Carrboro Coffee’s careful and expert roasting. It shows in its amazing tropical fruit sweetness and lovely floral and brown sugar qualities.
Carrboro Coffee buyer, Scott Conary, began working with Nancy long ago. Over 10 years ago, Nancy Hernandez left her country for the first time and was sponsored by Carrboro Coffee Roasters to learn her trade; beyond coffee growing. She wanted to learn all she could in the 10 days she was in USA about coffee roasting, espresso preparation and coffee brewing, and any other retail experience she could take home to Marcala in order to open her very own Cafe. Soft spoken but knowledgeable Nancy (who spoke no English) also shared her viewpoint with area residents and staff so they could put the pieces together for what really needs to happen in the farming/processing side of coffee, before it gets to us as green coffee to roast.
Now, 10 years later, Nancy has 3 coffee shops and is actively selling an amazing, high quality coffee from her farm, derived form years of hard work, to select roasters around the world. This year marked the first time she could return to visit the place of her coffee education beginnings at Carrboro Coffee Roasters! Even more amazing was she visited along with her daughter, who at 12 is already starting to be an amazing coffee professional herself!
We are thrilled to share Nancy’s coffee with our customers after hearing about her story and long friendship with our coffee suppliers, Carrboro Coffee Roasters!