Our coffee-growing estate was established almost 130 years ago in the fertile lands above Veracruz, Mexico. 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.
Key points that make 1888 exceptional:
1888 Coffee is single-sourced and micro-lot coffee. It is grown in the prime coffee-belt region of Veracruz. It is an award-winning, world-class coffee that holds the prestigious rainforest certification.
- 1888 Coffee Estate is an old-world mountain treasure that dates back to 1888 in its origins and traditions.
- 1888 Coffee not only grows the coffee but controls the whole process from seed to your cup, applying careful milling, drying and hand sorting under exacting quality-controlled conditions. This means every bean is treated as a prize from the moment it is picked to the moment it is packed and flown to our store.
- Nature, skilled growers and close proximity to shipping access have made the mountainous lands of Veracruz the second-largest coffee-growing region in Mexico. Vegetation thrives here in what is called a “Cloud Forest,” along the “Veracruzana Coffee Route.” Farmers and master roasters have been producing the world’s finest coffees here for more than a century.
Armando Ruiz Galindo continues his family’s legacy at the Hacienda by overseeing the production of premium select coffee. He leads the fourth generation of Ruiz Galindos in maintaining the spirit of its founder through values of integrity, gratefulness, and a passion for excellence.
Manning Lopez, California entrepreneur and co-owner of the 1888 Coffee Company, has visited the Hacienda many times over the past 30 years. Reminded of the vineyards of his beloved Napa Valley, Lopez was soon steeped in the culture of café Veracruz.
Together they are distributing this line of premium coffees throughout the world!