Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s my father, Salvador Melgar, an entrepreneur at heart, was in search for a business opportunity. He heard of a piece of property that was for sale that contained an old growth forest.
Our story begins many years ago. As a child I remember visiting my grandfather’s farm on the southern coast of Guatemala. Not that I was learning how to produce coffee, I was just having a fun time playing on his old patios and admiring his old machinery as coffee was being picked, milled, and dried.