Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Coffee, café, and kafe run in our blood.
Two years ago on a cool November day I decided to start a family business selling coffee. As a child, my father told me endless stories of how he spent his childhood summers on my grandfather’s coffee farm. My father would tell me these stories so often that back then all I wanted to become was a cowboy on the Nicaraguan frontier, like my grandfather.
Surprisingly, while conversing with my mother-in-law, I learned that my wife is the great-granddaughter of Haitian coffee farmers. In the Grand-Anse region of Haiti, my wife’s family owned coffee fields that were nearly as large as the small Pennsylvanian neighborhood she moved to after immigrating to the U.S. It’s fair to say we don’t just like coffee, but it runs in our blood.
In 1788 Haiti produced half of the world’s coffee, and to this day many Haitians start their mornings with a cup of the land’s treasured black gold. Similarly, in Nicaragua we often jokingly say children drink coffee before they learn to ride a bike or even tie their shoes.
Even more than sharing our family’s tradition we, at Dávila Kafe, are committed to providing you with the best of Haitian and Nicaraguan coffee while building a strong community and highlighting the richness of both cultures. That’s why I visited the mountains of Haiti and Nicaragua to meet with local coffee farmers in search of the best coffee beans for our blends. Our partners in both countries process each coffee bean individually assuring that only the highest quality beans make it into your cup.
On our website you’ll be able to do more than just buy coffee. You can virtually experience the sounds, art, history, and future of Haiti and Nicaragua. We look forward to having you join us on this journey.
David J. Dávila