Third-generation coffee farmer brings taste of Colombia to Minnesota

PLYMOUTH, Minnesota — Yair "Leo" Carvajalino grew up in Colombia, surrounded by coffee. Carvajalino's grandfather, Concho Guerreo, was the first co...

October 4, 2022
5:22 AM

PLYMOUTH, Minnesota — Yair "Leo" Carvajalino grew up in Colombia, surrounded by coffee. Carvajalino's grandfather, Concho Guerreo, was the first coffee farmer in the family. It's an industry he was involved in for 94 years. Guerreo used to load the coffee onto mules, then transport it seven to eight hours away from the farm to the closest city.  "My grandpa lived until he was 100 so I give credit to the coffee he drank," Carvajalino said.  Carvajalino is a third-generation coffee farmer. After moving to Minnesota in 2018, he wanted to share a taste of home.

Heidi Wigdahl