Elias Assaf Storyteller Our first journey together in Honduras | OBIIS

Category: One BIGG Island in Space

By Michelle Fish

We are on a mission to put a name, a face, and a place on every cup of coffee we serve at BIGGBY COFFEE. To do that, we often travel with a photographer. When we can, we like to hire local talent in the countries we visit.

Earlier this year, we visited two regions in Honduras. We were lucky to be introduced to Elias Assaf, an accomplished photographer and videographer based out of San Pedro Sula. Elias has a lot of experience capturing the lives of people involved in all aspects of coffee. I encourage you to check out his website for some truly beautiful images.

In the meantime, I am thrilled to share with you a blog post that Elias wrote for us about his experience with One BIGG Island in Space.

By Elias Assaf

I remember the day vividly when I received Michelle’s message while casually holding a cup of coffee. Her message read something like “Hey Elías, I’m Michelle Fish from BIGGBY COFFEE! We’re part of an organization called One BIGG Island in Space, and we’re planning to visit various coffee producers in Honduras. I was wondering if you’d be interested in joining us and documenting the experience with photographs.” My heart began to beat faster than my brain, and my response was a resounding yes! I’ve always loved telling stories through photography, and it all becomes even better when the central theme is coffee.

Elias Assaf Storyteller

But let me tell you, this opportunity didn’t come to me by pure luck. It was all thanks to Kathya Irías, founder and president of Spirit Animal Coffee, a very special coffee shop in my city, San Pedro Sula. This coffee shop has revolutionized the way coffee is consumed by caring about the well-being of the producers and offering fair and dignified prices for their product.

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Read in Spanish here