Ana, cannot remember a time when coffee was not a part of her life. From her abuelita’s perfect cafecito, to the countless cups of coffee and pan dulce consumed at family gatherings, to her native ties to the coffee cultivating country of El Salvador – coffee is, and was always there. Her likely interest for coffee stems from its rooted presence and rich cultural and family traditions, inspiring her to start Abanico Coffee Roasters to share her passion for coffee.
Her curiosity for an all around scope of the coffee industry has taken her to coffee farms to learn about coffee varieties, farming and processing. She participates in cupping and roasting classes to advance her skills, and worked as a barista to gain experience on the retail side of the coffee business. She is a Q grader, accredited by the Coffee Quality Institute that sets quality standards of specialty coffee. Ana’s ambition is to continue to learn and enhance her craft, while sharing her love for coffee and enjoying a cafecito!