Alirio Rodriguez El Recreo # 02306
أليريو رودريغيز إل ريكريو # 02306
Alirio Rodriguez has been producing coffee for more than 30 years. He’s a third- generation coffee producer and, at the age of 15, he bought his farm, Finca El Recreo. Today, he is focused on achieving high coffee quality and sustainable prices. He is joined by two of his adult children who work with him on the farm.
Alirio transitioned to specialty coffee in 2018. He made the switch because of the low prices of commercial coffee and the desire to improve and expand his coffee production.
One of the biggest challenges Alirio faces is climate change and its affect on flowering and harvest. He’s also struggling with the high costs of inputs. As he strives to improve coffee quality, he’s planning to invest in a large mechanical dryer that would make drying more consistent and controllable.