Adriana's Story

My name is Adriana Maria Pumphrey, founder of Muisca Trading Company LTD.

I wanted to share with you a little bit about my life and how I got to starting Muisca Trading.

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, the youngest of 7 kids and the most energetic little Colombian girl ever. Growing up in Bogota in in those years was much different than today. We grew up in a farming area, just outside the city, where we were free to run and enjoy the beautiful Colombian countryside. My family worked hard to put food on the table, and I will never forget how much we appreciated every little thing we received from our efforts.  After completing high school I was unable to go to college due to our financial situation. Like many other Colombians, I went to work immediately. Regardless of my families financial situation, I dreamed of doing great things and being successful which included going to University. I worked hard for 5 years and saved every peso. With the help of my employer and my savings I was able to start University classes at night, once my work day had ended. Working hard for the next 5 years both at my job and in school, I accomplished one of my goals and Graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Major in Commerce. This accomplishment opened many door for me and I began working with a company in Bogota with a focus on accounting and taxation.

Through the 1990's I moved into more senior roles with a company that allowed me to travel and see my beautiful country. While working at this company, I was fortunate to meet a Canadian and his wife, who invited me to see their country, Canada. I visited Canada in 1998 and fell in love with the beauty of the prairies and the mountains. More importantly, I fell in love with the people and culture. I felt safe walking on the streets and enjoying everything I was able to see. During my trip, my Canadian friends took me camping, which was a new experience, especially sleeping in a tent which was scary for me. On our camping trip I met my future husband, and it was love at first sight. 

Having to return to Colombia was both sad and exciting. I wanted to share my story about this new country I had visited. Not long after, I was invited to return by my future husband, and so I did. 

We have been living in Canada since then and I miss my home all the time. We do get to visit Colombia but now I am so happy to share some of my country and culture through my business and the wonderful coffee I sell in Canada. Believe me, you can taste and smell the Colombian air in every sip of my coffee. Its full of exotic flavors and full of my love and passion.  

I am and always will be passionate about Colombian. At Muisca, we are focused on working directly with the farmers and ensuring they receive the value they deserve for their hard work, while providing the very best coffee we produce. 

Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy our coffee as much as we do. 

 

MUISCA TRADING COMPANY LTD. is located in the mountains of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.