Before they wed more than 32 years ago, Juan Arcangel Diosa and Maria Silvia Flores were day laborers. The young married couple soon got a small piece of land, and became coffee farmers. For the past 15 years, they have belonged to a farmers’ cooperative, Cooperativa de Caficultores de Salgar (Coocafisa)
Sharing everything, Juan and Maria are able to grow and process high quality coffee beans. They tend to the trees, and pick, pulp, wash, dry and toast their beans--and find a regular market with the farmers’ cooperative.