This is the second year we've bought coffee from Bernard Ornilla. Bernard's certified Organic farm, named Gaia, is located near Santa Rosa which is the capital city of the department of Copan in western Honduras. We met Bernard while helping judge a producer competition in Capucas, Honduras in 2015 and noticed how his coffee's stood out among others for their clean and sweet character. The same is true of Bernard's coffee today and we're thrilled to have maintained a working relationship with him and have the opportunity to bring this coffee in again this year.
Not only is Bernard's coffee great but he continues to make commitments to organic farming practices, and the welfare of his team, his farm, and his community.
We plan to work with Bernard for many years to come and it's part of our identity as a company to help try to support producers like Bernard who not only turn out exceptional coffee, but also support the future of specialty coffee and others at the farm level.
He was paid directly a farm gate price over 3x market rate for this coffee and double "fair trade" pricing.