Starting a new relationship is always nerve racking. It's the same with new relationships with coffee producers. This year we began the process with working with a new partner in El Salvador, the Rodriguez family. Luis Rodriguez and his mother Gloria hosted me like a family member welcoming me into home and lives in Apaneca llamatepec area of El Salvador. The family operates the farms El Porvernir, Nejapa, La Lagunita and La Gloria.
Gloria and Luis, give me hope for a strong trade partner in El Salvador. This trip was more of an exploratory trip. We know and love some the coffees we saw and tasted but again new relationships are nerve racking.
Hopefully shortly I'll have good news and more details about this development.