Ivan says he always gets a good chuckle when his farm name is announced at award ceremonies. He was 11 when his father asked him what he wanted the plot of land that Ivan would eventually inherit to be called. Ivan chose “Las Pulgas”, which translates to “The Fleas”.
Ivan is proud of the success he’s had as a coffee grower but even more proud of his marriage of 35 years and his four kids and that he’s able to provide a future for them. Ivan plans to plant new varieties in the coming years as well as continuing to improve the quality at his farm.
This is our second year purchasing coffee from Ivan, and we’re eagerly looking forward to many more years of Las Pulgas.