When he took over at the helm of his family farm, Eduardo Navarro Jimenez wanted to switch to specialty coffee production. The producer acquired some new farms at the same time. Today Eduardo has 7 farms, managed by himself, his wife and his 6 children. Each member of the family manages their own farm with respect for 3 fundamental values: passion, excellence and sustainability.
Because the farms are all parcelled out, the Navarros have been able to work on microlots, which they send to a small neighbouring beneficio that dries or washes the coffee before dispatch.It was during this period that Belco began working with Navarro coffees. In 2016, the family finally invested in a mill to control their own coffees. They built quite a large infrastructure equipped with Pinhalense machines for de-pulping and washing. They named the beneficio "Coffee Nace", a contraction of their surnames "Navarro" and "Ceciliano".
The producers have chosen not to use herbicides at their various farms (San Cristobal, Los Angeles, La Guaria, La Guaria 2, Rio Conejo, San Gabriel and El Rosario).
The coffee is shade-grown and harvested by hand. It is then processed at their beneficio and dried on patios.
Rich Sedimentary Soils | Blend of Varieties | Central Valley
The Navarro family, which consists of 3 brothers, 3 sisters and their parents, has been working in the coffee industry for over 100 years. For them, coffee production is much more than a profession, it is a part of who they are, a philosophy of life. Their family history and passion give them a unique perception, view and appreciation of coffee. This great coffee-producing family works with zeal, in a quest for excellence and sustainability. They want their customers to discover a story and enjoy a sensory experience with every cup.