Miriam “Betty” Perez is a third generation coffee farmer who has been producing coffee now for over 20 years. She has also become an outspoken advocate of gender equality and fair trade in the coffee industry. “When we were kids, our grandfather always involved all of his grandsons in farm chores at his coffee farm. He didn’t like bringing his grand-daughters because he used to say girls had no place in coffee farms. In the end, he wound up contradicting his own beliefs by inheriting his daughter, my mother, her farm, and delegating tasks to me. I helped by planting trees, hauling and picking coffee, helping my mother, who was a single mother, earn a living for us in order to buy school materials and clothing. Today, I remain an organic coffee producer. Our vision is to have coffee production be the inheritance of our four children, and to instill on them the same vision and values of cultivating coffee in harmony with nature.”
We have been honored with Betty's coffee for many seasons and are just as excited to share this microlot as we were when we first recevied her coffee!