Name: Don Manuel
Claim to fame: First coffee farmer in Antigua, Guatemala.
Relation: Great-great-great Grandfather
Country: Guatemala
His Story: The truth is that he started growing coffee to overcome the local depression of 1864. With his first crop, he personally came to London to sell it. By the following year, the Guatemalan president had commissioned him to teach small farmers how to grow coffee and this kicked off a long lasting family tradition.