Pappa T would like to introduce you to Ashley and Julia Williams who met in Honduras in 2000 while on separate mission trips. They “accidently” bought their first coffee farm when purchasing land to build homes for Honduran families. With an increasing interest in coffee and further projects in Honduras, the Williams temporarily moved their family to their coffee farm in Cerro Bueno, Honduras in 2014. The past four years have been full of learning and mistakes and beauty and an ever expanding vision for the farms and surrounding communities.
Jonathan and Eli have spent the past four years exploring every inch of the farms. And causing their mother (Julia) great worry as they wield their machetes and scale the mountain sides! They are both great help in the coffee operation, most of the time willingly! On more than one occassion, Eli has sighed deeply and said, “Coffee! Everything is always about coffee!” Though they have been required to make some sacrifices in this crazy venture; they have also had some incredible adventures.
Ashley has poured his blood, sweat, tears, and prayers into Legacy Farms Coffee. This work is truly a passion. What began as a short term stay in Honduras to establish a commodity coffee farm has evolved into a consuming effort to produce excellent coffee. The challenges of farming and the volume of learning has been staggering and daunting. But Ashley loves a challenge and enjoys experimenting with new ideas.
So to close out this introduction! I would like to invite each of you to help Ashley and his family continue to support the Cerro Bueno Valley of Honduras through the purchase of their coffee. Each lb you purchase goes towards supporting the Legacy Farm helping build a sustaining community in Cerro Bueno. One of the efforts Pappa T and Mamma T enjoyed was hearing of Ashley’s son Eli waking up one morning realizing that most of the people they saw every day in Honduras did not eat as the Williams family did, their then four year old son Eli said, “Why don’t we give them chickens?” Over the last 4 years this has become a favorite project of Ashley’s.
They buy day old chicks, and Jonathan and Eli feed and care for them until they are two months old. The families who receive the chicks look forward to a steady supply of eggs and the potential of hatching more chickens one day. Eggs could also be sold and the feathers can be used for stuffing pillows and the poop has become fertilizer for crops.
So be sure to get your Fresh Roasted Small Batch Coffee delivered to your door within 72 hours at tntcoffeeroasters.com/shop