Fabio, the operator and owner of Finca Centro, has been living in La Union his whole life. He learned the tricks of the trade from his parents who were also coffee producers. Fabio is a part of the FUDAM Producer’s Association which is based in La Union, and is the same association through which we purchase our Familia Lasso coffee. FUDAM has held a high standard for quality and community in this area of northern Nariño for over 20 years now, and this coffee is an excellent example of these high standards. Because Fabio’s coffee scored so high (he ranked 2nd out of over 80 coffees), he was paid a premium this year that he will be able to invest back into his farm to further improve the quality of his crop in future harvests.