Holman Vicente Rivera Herrera


What does coffee mean to you and your country?

Coffee has supported my family, that I managed to financially support despite the price has not been so satisfactory lately. It is the most sustainable product for my community and for my family. It has a vital importance in the country because it generates employment for many unemployed people.

What is your favorite place in your country?

My favorite place is where I grew up, where I have my coffee business, and it is the livelihood of my family. It is where I feel good and I currently live, and that is where I built everything I have today.

What is your history with illycaffè?

When I started working with illycaffè, I began to improve my coffee plantations and my production taking more into account quality, strengthening knowledge with training and technical assistance. Since then my farm has a better presentation and obtained better opportunities. I feel satisfied and proud, and grateful to illycaffè. The illycaffè program also helped us providing a better price when we needed it. We managed to get ahead and always expected the support of illycaffè.

How does perfect coffee grow?

It is important to know the agroclimatic conditions of the areas, the varieties and its management, knowing how to establish the nurseries to obtain good growth and development of the plants and likewise have a good perfect growth, with good technical assistance.

How do you drink coffee?

Since I was a child I used to drink coffee every morning, at noon, in the afternoon, as a typical drink of my land and of good taste.