The Angel's Mountain coffee tradition has been around since the 1850s. It is a family-owned business whose heart behind what they do goes far beyond a great cup of coffee. Hidden away 1200-1450 meters above sea level in the Cordillera del Balsamo mountains in La Libertad El Salvador, you will find prime land for growing coffee and people ready to cultivate it. Coffee from this region and elevation is perfect for a latte or any other espresso drink. In this community, coffee does not only provide a good beverage, but it also provides a livelihood for workers. They are passionate about giving customers the best coffee experience and improving the lives of their employees. When you buy from Sagebrush Coffee, you are purchasing directly from Angel's Mountain. There is no middleman.
Get to know a little about Angel's Mountain Coffee Farm and see their passion for coffee and people. Below is a Q & A with the long-time owner of Angel's Mountain Coffee Farm.
Tell me a little bit about yourself. What would people that don't know you be interested in?
For decades, my family has been a lifeline to many farmers and their families in the community. I say this with great pride because my biggest goal will always be to better their lives and to share the taste of this amazing coffee. My passion for coffee was born since I was a young boy and witnessed how a colorful bean could bring so much joy into someone's life. I am forever committed to the farmers and the coffee, and the community our farm lies on.
How did you get into the coffee business?
It's a family tradition since the 1850s, starting from my great-great-grandfather Antonio Martinez.
What do you love about being involved in the production of coffee?
Besides the pleasure of drinking a great cup every morning and our love for the land, the main reason is to provide year-round jobs for many people who live in our property and its surroundings.
If you could change one thing about this industry, what would it be?
To get fair trade prices that could improve the production, more year-round jobs, quality education for the young ones, and better living conditions for the workers
Share something with the people that drink your coffee that you'd want them to know about this amazing drink.
Our farmers take pride in their hard work and efforts made to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of coffee available in Central America. Each of our clients plays an important role in helping to support our farmers and their families.
How has COVID had an impact on your business?
Besides the proper personal care of our workers, as is the work on the open field, we have not suffered major impact.
What do you think the next 5 years will bring to your part of this industry?
Our goal is to expand our operation so that we can support more farmers in this community while maintaining the highest quality coffee in Central America.