Miller lives and works on the La Rivera farm with his wife and two children in Peñol. He is an experienced farmer and an entrepreneur. He not only produces excellent quality green coffee but also roasts his own beans and sells it to the local market.
Peñol is a region in the Colombian province of Antioquia, renowned for its coffee and its spectacular beauty. La Rivera farm sits at high altitude, 1910 metres above sea level; it overlooks El Peñol, the monolith that inspired the Big Rock brand. Coffee production here is threatened by plant disease, low market prices and the competition for land from property developers.
Lot No. 1 - a great all round coffee
Miller grows arabica coffee of the castillo varietal in the plot we call 'No.1' - we think it's his best! When ripe it is harvested, washed and sun dried by hand. We detect delicious notes of chocolate praline and ripe apricot in the cup. Once the coffee has made it's long journey to us, we roast it in small batches to a traditional medium profile. This makes it the most versatile of our coffees suitable for a broad range of preparation methods from espresso through to filter.
SHARETRADE means we have a transformation plan with each of our growers funded by the price we pay for the coffee. Miller's plan focuses on agronomist advice to improve productivity and quality. Since we started working with Miller, he has been able to rebuild his home and expand his local roasting operation.
Why choose us?
big rock works to transform livelihoods
When you buy Big Rock you will enjoy an excellent speciality grade coffee in the knowledge that you are helping transform the livelihood of its grower.