Virtual Origin Trip Day 4: Alexa Marin and Finca San Antonio


For Day 4 of the GFE Virtual Origin Trip, the team visited GFE farmer Alexa Marin at Finca San Antonio.

Alexa, a third generation coffee farmer, inherited both the farm and the passion for coffee production from her mother. Listen as Alexa articulates what motivates her to be a coffee farmer who challenges the norms and demonstrates that women can use coffee as a way to support their futures and their families.

Read the rest of Alexa’s incredible story here.

If this virtual visit to Finca San Antonio inspired you, try Alexa’s coffee here.

Tune in tomorrow for the final day of the Virtual Origin Trip: the GFE team will be visiting Vega Coffee’s roasting facility in Esteli, Nicaragua! #GFEVirtualOriginTrip

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1: The traveling team will arrive in Nicaragua and will visit Tio Antonio in Managua.

  • Day 2: Our first official stop will be Café Alborada, the farm of GFE farmer Ivania Calderón.

  • Day 3: To get a more complete picture of how coffee is graded and sold, the team will spend some time with the Prodecoop coffee cooperative.

  • Day 4: On to another coffee farm! This time, the team will spend the day with Alexa Marin at her farm, Finca San Antonio.

  • Day 5: We'll get a chance to see the roasting process come to life at Vega Coffee's Esteli roasting facility.

  • Day 6: Back to Managua and adios to Nica!

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