Before being served, coffee passes through forty pairs of hands in its journey from sowing to an espresso cup. Behind every one of these exchanges, there is a different culture, a face, a story to be told.
40 Hands is a journey to discover the people who have decided to dedicate their lives to their passion for coffee. The coffee journey follows a path that unfolds through generations and latitudes, united by the same values: “Respect, dedication and responsibility, especially towards nature,” says Enrique Mancilla Oyos, a Peruvian farmer who has been working with Lavazza for years.
His ancestors processed coffee at Nagazú, but at the time there were no roads, so production was limited to the needs of the family.
“Then I arrived,” his son Abel tells us, “and Lavazza arrived too, almost at the same time, with its community support project that improved our manufacturing process, by providing the equipment and knowledge we needed.”