The producers behind Nonna Anna Farm

Kolibri company was born through small a coffee production owned by Darius’ family that comes from Costa Rica and is harvested at Nonna Anna farm (in honour of his grandmother’s name).

In 2002, Rossana Lok began her dream by buying a piece of land on the slopes of the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica, where the Hotel Guayabo Lodge is still located today. After many years, realizing how important nature is, she decided to expand by creating an environmental project that surrounds the hotel. This included the purchase of more land to avoid deforestation in the area and to have a better tourist attraction by providing a unique natural experience.

How did the coffee plantation begin?

Rosssana: I started the coffee plantation in 2016 as a part of my project, acquiring an old 3-hectare farm, in which we had to transform the farm, replanting several old trees and growing new trees of the red Obata variety, 100% Arabica beans.

After 3 years of hard work with the support of Pedro Ferreira, my husband, the harvest finally arrived and with it the opportunity to offer a specialty coffee to the European market.

What gets you excited and motivated? 

Rossana: We love having created a business that is as focused on product quality as it is on the positive growth and development of the community around us. We always try to work with people from the region and also learn more about coffee processing.

Nowadays, the processing of coffee honey is done through a third party, but we would love to be able to do it ourselves in one of our fields and continue experimenting to always deliver the best cup.

Do you have any exciting plans for Nonna Anna farm in the coming future?

Rossana: We have recently built a seedbed near the hotel, with a capacity of 4,000 plants to later continue replanting our crop or planting new varieties in another place. The idea is to be able to expand production with the purchase of a new plot of land and new micro lots, in addition to being able to create our own greenhouse and canopies to process coffee.

We are always thinking about what we can improve and also how we can make the crop a tourist attraction for the guests who visit us, since it is important to show them the story behind their cup of coffee and teach them how it is grown in Costa Rica.