Don Francisco is the human embodiment of passion, wrapped up in an amazingly small Nicaraguan frame. I was blown away by his story and what he has accomplished. His drive? His children. He wanted to provide opportunities for them that he didn’t have. And he saw coffee as a way to do that. He poured his heart and soul into his farm and has been able to educate his children, add running water and proper sanitation to his house, not to mention electricity. He’s even brilliantly diversified his crop so that he’s not 100% reliant on coffee. He’s the perfect image of what can happen when you have a passion to change.