Story behind the Paradiso Farm name

Years ago when I ordered my first fig trees one of them was a variety called Paradiso fig. When I was researching the variety I fell in love with the story behind the name. It sounded like something I could see myself doing. The story and the name also connected with me in that I feel I have found my paradiso living on our farm in Charlotte, VT.

The paradiso fig tree has a charming story attached to its name. The tale is of an old man in Genoa, Italy, who enjoyed a breakfast of figs and bread every day, sitting under his prized fig tree. When people passing by made it their business to inquire as to what was going on, the man informed them “This is my Paradiso (Paradise).”


Steven , his girlfriend Dovie and son Aiden live on the farm located in Charlotte, VT.   Steve has a B.S. Degree in Horticulture and Agronomy. He has always had a passion for working with the land and has dreamed about owning a small organic, community based farm for as long as he can remember. 

Paradiso Farm Coffee

Owners: Steven Colangeli and Dovie Hunt


  Paradiso Farm Coffee is a micro-batch farm roasted coffee business located in Charlotte, Vermont. Farm roasted coffee seemed like such a perfect fit as Steve has enjoyed coffee since he was a boy and would drink coffee with his father when he returned home from work. Dovie lived in Italy for three years and experienced some of the best coffee in the world. Upon returning, she was excited to find the same coffee experience as she had in Italy. Fond memories stir passion and passion is what drives Paradiso Farm Coffee.  Our passion for what we do on the farm shows in all of our products we produce. Our purpose is to support our local community, while being sustainable in all aspects of our business while having fun doing it!  Steve roasts on a micro-batch roaster and works tirelessly perfecting his custom roasts from direct trade organic coffees from around the world. Find out more about Paradiso Farm Coffee by clicking on the coffee tab.