Ecuador Fausto Romo Espresso
Olmedo Romo, Fausto’s uncle, was a pioneer in coffee in the region of Pichincha, being one of the first people in this region to plant coffee trees. Fausto, on the other hand, as he grew older, purchased a piece of land and used it to raise cattle. When Olmedo passed away, his son Ramiro Romo, gave his cousin Fausto coffee seeds as he knew that his father always wanted him to grow coffee. Fausto decided to not only plant one hectare of coffee, but his whole farm with these coffee seeds. He wanted to honour his uncle and his wishes.
To start with this new project, he sold 10 cows to clear the terrain and have some money for the investment. He was left with only 5 cows on his farm.
He decided to start off by producing specialty coffee as he wanted to focus on quality versus yields. The satisfaction he gained from striving for better quality made him proud of being recognized as a well-established coffee producer. His farm is also invaluable in the area; generating employment and motivating him to continually improve and grow his business.
REGION: PICHINCHA, NANEGAL
CUP: WHITE GRAPE, APRICOT & VANILLA BEAN