A Family Tradition
Our coffee-growing estate was established more than 130 years ago in the fertile lands above Veracruz. Blessed by high altitude along with tropical sun and rain, the land’s rich, volcanic soil provides the ideal environment for the cultivation of Arabica beans.
In 1936, Antonio Ruiz Galindo purchased the magnificent Hacienda “Las Animas.” An industrialist and innovator, he initiated farming and roasting techniques that created the exceptional aroma and flavor of the premium coffee offered by the 1888 Coffee Company.
Generations of the Ruiz Galindo family have meticulously maintained the Hacienda and its coffee-growing, milling and roasting operations ever since. Today, Armando Ruiz Galindo operates the Hacienda and is the Global President of 1888 Coffee Company.