2017 welcomes Anny Ruth Pimentel of Loma La Gloria to our Direct Trade family.
Anny’s father, Roberto, started the family’s coffee growing tradition when he bought the farm in the late nineties. Roberto named the farm after his grandfather’s estate, “Loma La Gloria,” which translates to “Hill of the Glory.” In 2001 Roberto built a mill on the farm, but it was not until 2012, when Anny came on board, that the full potential of this mill was realized. The estate utilizing its own mill allowed for more control over processes, the quality, and the traceability of the beans. Now Loma La Gloria is able to sell and export their coffee directly in the Specialty Market, and can be enjoyed in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Anny Ruth says,
“I started my journey not knowing a thing about growing coffee, but sure of the profound passion I feel for coffee. I quit my day job in marketing and started working for dad at the farm in 2012. I learned about the farm processes for growing coffee and how to mill coffee while milling our beans for the first time with the help of a great team. It didn’t take me too much time to start seeing our Micro lots be shipped to several international markets, and to see Loma La Gloria written on the offerings boards of coffee shops around the world. I feel so blessed and fortunate to be doing what I love and loving what I do.”
Below is a link to a video made by Anny Ruth that talks about the shared vision for this amazing farm: