From Tim -“I met Katia Duke last December when she gave a talk at Blanchard”s Coffee in Richmond, Virginia. I was in the area and my friend Raul, her importer, invited me to the talk. We hit it off immediately, with her infectious personality and passion for coffee. It took some work to get some of her coffee to Evansville, but wow, it was worth it! Since 1975, the Duke Family’s love and care for their coffee plantation has allowed them to cultivate eco-friendly, specialty coffee.
Their farm, San Isidro, is the home of more than 180 species of orchids, birds (including hummingbirds), and butterflies in Cop’n Ruinas, Honduras. For the past 5 years, the farm has transitioned from the production of conventional coffee to specialty coffee and began a pre-selection process for the Alliance For Coffee Excellence’s Cup of Excellence– the most prestigious competition and award for high-quality coffees. The empowerment of women has been a key piece to achieve their transformation. The women of Farm San Isidro are an integral part of the productive process: from the collection of coffee and quality control to the manual selection of coffee exportation.”
“The passion and commitment of our women allows us to offer world-class coffee. We believe that through the women of Farm San Isidro, we will inspire future generations to cultivate a love for the land and a passion for the production of specialty coffee.” Katia Duke, Farm Owner
Roasted by Evansville Coffee Company