Andrea Giraldo a native New Yorker, made her first of many trips to the coffee heartland of Colombia when she was only eight days old. Yes, Andrea went from the hospital to the airport with passport and all, she arrived to what life would bring her back again and again, and during many years of her life chose to live in the high lush mountains of the Andes. It was from growing up with this bi-lingual/bi-cultural experience that she learned to appreciate firsthand how the economy of one region would evolve from the farming mainly of coffee. After being harassed Andrea and her family decided to come to New York, and restart their lives. It is here where her love and passion for the country that adopted her, her fond memories from schooling, her own family life and her countless vacations on the various family coffee farms that she decides to share with the world the best instant Colombian coffee the country has to offer. Giraldo Farms has become New York City’s favorite Colombian instant coffee, the line which includes a range of items from regular, decaf, organic and the best flavored instant coffee around.
Andres Arango started at an early age when by sixteen he was assisting between his school work and selling coffee beans from his family farm to a local trader. Later in life Andres would go on to obtain a bachelors degree in Agronomist Engineering, that would enable him to provide technical assistance to over 1,500 coffee farmers, from micro-farmers to larger scale farms, he has also personally managed a single farm of over 1,500 acres of coffee crops which is recognized as the farm with most tradition in the region. Andres knows about soil protection and conservation, interpretation of soil analysis, the use of ecological safe wet coffee process. his coffee career spans over three decades holding a wide array of positions within the field. Today this Colombian native resides in New York where he arrives after fleeing Colombia with his family. With the one dream of offering Americans a good true cup of coffee.