Community is the heart and soul of everything we do at La Floresta Cafe and, during these difficult COVID-19 times, we want you to be sure and aware that the health and safety of our team and you, our customers, is our top priority.
We're still operating complying with the best manufacturing, hygiene, and safety practices with some of our employees now working from home where possible. Our roaster is being daily disinfected, cleaned and our operations team is fully committed and trained to walk the extra mile.
We are closely monitoring the guidance from international, local, and federal authorities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to safeguard our employees and community.
If you're wondering how is a regular day at our roastery during the pandemic, let me tell you: our team has been divided so we never have more than 5 team members working at the same time. Each bag of coffee that we produce and roast is properly disinfected until it is handed over to our selected shipping partners. Our team is constantly washing hands, wearing masks, gloves, and always keeping a distance of at least 6 ft apart. If you check the pictures, we had marked the floors so they know what's the minimum distance they have to keep.
Since before this whole chaos, we were very fortunate to have complied with all the Good Manufacturing Practices required by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and the Mexican and American Health Authorities in order to receive our organic certification. We would not be able to process any organic coffee if we don't follow very strict hygiene guidelines.
As for all of us, the situation remains a big challenge, from an emotionally, economic and social standpoint, but we never let our team members and community down, we will be here as long as you keep supporting us and we want to THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart for your preference and support.
Each pound of coffee that we ship is a massive help towards keeping many jobs safe and also towards supporting our partner producers that have been struggling so much even before the pandemic. Each order helps to have our team's families safe and that wouldn't be possible without the fantastic community at La Floresta Cafe.