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Hope Coffee are the third generation coffee producers in Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Don Otto the father, is in charge of the farm named La Esperanza in San Pedro Necta. The farm was founded by his father Don Octavio in 1974 and he has been working there for almost 40 years.
Don Otto understood a long time ago that coffee had to grow in a sustainable way and in harmony with fauna and the flora surrounding it.
Way back in 1985, Don Otto pushed the organic mentality and strived to give more to the soil year after year in order to avoid soil erosion and to feed the plants in an organic way. It brought him to start producing extremely stable, sweet and clean coffee.
Forward to 2010 and Octavio Herrera, son of Don Otto joined the company and opened new markets in Asia, the USA and Australia. This increased the need for coffee and so he started working with new farmers. With the help of his father and agronomists, he implemented a homemade organic fertilizer to the other partners and taught them how to produce it on their own.
In 2020 Otto Herrera, the youngest son, joined the team and opened the European market with Damien Buretier. Otto is bringing more structure, strategy and a solid back office from his previous experiences. It will help Hope Coffee Source to push the traceability and communication with clients and partners. Damien knows the European market, the mentality and the needs of roasters. At DRWakefield we are helping with logistics and warehousing and of course, extending their offer to roasters.
Key for Hope are Communication, Sharing and Quality control, the latter through partnership with Eduardo Ambrocio for 10 years to assure the quality, regular cuppings of our crops, external advice and point of view for their farms. The aim will be to build their own lab in the future whilst maintaining a close relationship with Eduardo and his expertise.