The Santuario Project

The Santuario Project

Camilo started Santuario some 22 years ago with the vision of improving quality and profitability while also leveraging biodiversity to create some truly amazing coffees. In 2012, Santuario went international. The farm in Colombia inspired the establishment of wet...
Who is Camilo Merizalde?

Who is Camilo Merizalde?

Camilo Merizalde is an expert in coffee production. He has worked on projects in a number of producing countries which promote biodiversity and improve sustainability by sharing specialised production techniques. Camilo began with a test farm in Colombia in the 1990s,...
Mexican coffee production

Mexican coffee production

While coffee is grown in as many as 12 states in Mexico, Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Puebla are the most prominent. Mexican coffee is harvested between November and March, with popular coffee varieties including Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Maragogipe,...
Camilo Marizalde, and the Santuario Project in Mexico

Camilo Marizalde, and the Santuario Project in Mexico

Coffee has been grown in Mexico since the 18th century, and is today cultivated across an estimated 700,000ha of farmland. However, as in many origin countries, a significant number of smallholder coffee farmers in Mexico struggle to drive up the quality of their crop...
The Solidario Project

The Solidario Project

More recently, OCL has outlined a mission to help smallholder farmers through its Solidario Project. This programme is based on a holistic developmental model that aims to support farmers through economic and agricultural modelling. This is designed to improve cup...
Introducing Origin Coffee Lab

Introducing Origin Coffee Lab

In Peru, the most significant challenges farmers face include poor infrastructure and climate change. In particular, unpredictable and unprecedented heavy rainfall can cause a number of severe issues, including uneven cherry ripening and plant damage.. To further...