Israel Hernandez comes from a traditional, humble and religious coffee-growing family in Rioblanco, Tolima. At the age of 15, his father taught him everything about coffee: from fertilization to the post-harvest processes. He is the third generation in a family of coffee producers. Of course, as the years passed, he started to dream about building his own coffee farm from scratch.
In 2005 Israel visited a small countryside town called Uribe, where he purchased a tiny piece of land. Just in front of it, there was this beautiful, established coffee farm. Israel would stare at it every day, thinking about his life-long dream of producing his own coffee. He didn’t have the money to negotiate an offer at the time, but eventually, he saved up and closed a deal.
When he moved to that farm, he called it Buenos Aires.