CATALAN DE LAS MERCEDES
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 Roasters co-founder, Andy Wilkin met “Nico” in 2012 during the Cup of Excellence competition in Guatemala. Andy was instantly impressed by his coffees, and since that day, our relationship has been extremely collaborative.
Nicholas’s coffees can be found in our single origin lineup throughout the year, as well as our blends, including ‘COMMUNITY’ where a portion of the proceeds directly support programs for coffee workers and their families at origin.
CATALAN EDUCATION CENTRE
Catalan team members are provided with access to a newly-constructed children’s education centre on the farm. Pilot Coffee Roasters will fund 100% of its operating costs – including teacher wages and daily meals – with proceeds from each Catalan coffee that we purchase.