Ashley and Julia met in Honduras in 2000 while on separate mission trips. They "accidentally" bought their first coffee farm when purchasing land to build homes for Honduran families. With an increasing interest in coffee and further projects in Honduras, the Williams temporarily moved their family to their coffee farm in Cerro Bueno, Honduras in 2014. The past four years have been full of learning and mistakes and beauty and an ever expanding vision for the farms and surrounding communities.
Jonathan and Eli have spent the past four years exploring every inch of the farms. And causing their mother great worry as they wield their machetes and scale the mountain sides! They are both great help in the coffee operation, most of the time willingly! On more than one occassion, Eli has sighed deeply and said, "Coffee! Everything is always about coffee!" Though they have been required to make some sacrifices in this crazy venture; they have also had some incredible adventures.
Ashley has poured his blood, sweat, tears, and prayers into Legacy Farms Coffee. This work is truly a passion. What began as a short term stay in Honduras to establish a commodity coffee farm has evolved into a consuming effort to produce excellent coffee. The challenges of farming and the volume of learning has been staggering and daunting. But Ashley loves a challenge and enjoys experimenting with new ideas.
He would love to brew you a great cup of coffee and tell you all the details of how that particular cup of coffee came to be.