"She brought me back to the US as her souvenir.”

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Photo by Megan Monday

Alberto and Holly | Wausau, WI


Alberto: “I’m from the Andes mountains, but went to the city to study medicine. When I was there I met a foreign exchange student from the United States; her name was Holly. Two weeks later, I asked her to marry me. She said yes…she brought me back to the US as her souvenir.”

Alberto and Holly have a love story that spans continents. They also have a sweet coffee business, Condor Coffee Company, in Wausau, where they now live. They do a lot of cool things, like buying fair trade beans, using their coffee for school fundraisers, and doing a little brewing education here and there. They even gave us a few piping cups when we photographed them one day in the rain.