Selvin Nahúm Melara Coffee Profile
About the Producer
“I am a fourth generation coffee grower. Most other people’s parents and grandparents grew corn or kidney beans or they held some cattle. It doesn’t necessarily mean that I am more knowledgeable than most though, because the previous generations almost exclusively grew very tall low grade coffees – I had to start from scratch when I started to work on my own land.”
Selvin’s lot is 2.8 hectares at around 1,600masl, where he grows Catimor and a bit of Parainema. There’s a lot of natural shadow from pine trees alongside growing guave and mango. His coffees often have lighter, more accessible bodies, clean cups, fruity and floral descriptors with a brighter and often intense acidity.