NICHOLAS HAMMOND

Nicholas Hammond - Catalan de las Mercedes

FARM: 

CATALAN DE LAS MERCEDES

SHOP COMMUNITY
 
ABOUT:

In the town of San Martín Jilotepeque, Nicholas began working on his family farm at a young age and became Owner in his 20’s. A student of modern agronomy with a degree in agricultural engineering, he is known at the roastery for his expert processing methods and separating each lot by variety.

Pilot Coffee founder, Andy met Nico in 2013 during a Cup of Excellence ceremony in Guatemala. He was instantly impressed by his coffees and our relationship continues to be extremely collaborative. Our relationship with Nico spans across his family, including his mother Ruth who shares her coffees with us from Finca San Jeronímo.

Coffees from Nicholas’ farming community of Chimaltenango are currently featured in our seasonal blend ‘COMMUNITY.’ A portion of the proceeds from each bag will directly support programs for coffee workers and their families at origin.

SPECIFICS:

REGION: 
Chimaltenango, Guatemala

ALTITUDE:
2200m

DURATION: 
Since 2013 

COFFEES RELEASED WITH PILOT: 
28

CERTIFICATION:
Coffees from Finca Catalan De Las Mercedes feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, which helps to assure environmentally and socially responsible production and harvesting practices. The seal is awarded to farms and forestlands that meet the rigorous criteria of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard or the Forest Stewardship Council.

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