Farmer: Marco Elizondo Garbanzo Altitude: 5,500-6,200 ft
Marco Elizondo Garbanzo is our longest standing direct relations farmer/producer, and still one of our favorites. Since 2009 Java Pura has been buying most, and since 2012, all of Marco’s production, paying him a handsome premium for the quality coffee he produces year in and year out. Marco is the 4th generation producing coffee on his 16 hectare farm nestled high in the beautiful coffee growing region of Tarrazu. Marco’s niece, Helen Garbanzo, has recently taken on much of the farms responsibilities as Marco eases into retirement, making her the 5th generation to continue the family’s commitment to quality.