I was 24 years old when I arrived to Jalisco commissioned by the Mexican Coffee Institute to advise the coffee growers from the Sierra Madre Occidental to improve their plantations. I arrived with nothing but my books and my measuring devices to Talpa when there was neither electricity nor drinking water in town. The challenge was huge but I was determined to achieve it.
I married the most beautiful woman in town, Elisa. She lived down the street from my office. I saw her passing by 3 months after I arrived to Talpa and I knew that I wanted to marry her. We became a couple and I told her that we would get married once we saved $10,0000 pesos. I used to give her a part of my salary and she kept it. 2 years later we celebrated our happy wedding.
Back then we used to build half shadows with materials from the region for nurseries. Apart from building nurseries, I taught them how to process the coffee. Those were days of a lot of work and effort but we saw the result when the production was sold to clients in the US, Sonora and Sinaloa.
I was already a representative of the coffee growers before the Jalisco Department of Agriculture in this year. In Jalisco there are 5 coffee regions with 4 thousand cultivated hectares:
- -Talpa de Allende and San Sebastian del Oeste
- -Peninsula of Cabo Corriente
- -Sierra of Manantlan in the Biosphere Reserve
- -Tonila, Pihuamo and Tuxpan
- -Municipalities of the Sierra of Tapalpa
It was in this year when we inaugurated the Coffee Cathedral in Talpa de Allende. It is a celebration to the effort of the Mexican coffee growers. The Cathedral was built with materials entirely from the region. It is in this building where our coffee is processed, dried, roasted and selected. The Coffee Cathedral was a finalist of the World Architecture Festival in 2016. It is always a pleasure to receive visitors!
Today we have a renovated image. It is the result of many years of work to create an excellent cup of coffee capable of surprising the most demanding palates. My family, collaborators, Jalisco coffee farmers and myself work daily to share high-quality, organic coffee with you. In addition, it is 100% made in Mexico. From Talpa, Jalisco to the world