When I first cupped the coffee, it showed awesome nougat and marzipan notes that immediately got me excited about its potential as an espresso. I also got lots of stone fruits, jam, and a perfumed aroma.
Campo Elias’ farm, Finca Pensilvania, sits at 1700m, an ideal elevation in San Agustin. He grows Caturra, Geisha and Colombia. I first met Campo Elias during my last visit in Colombia, when I spent time with a number of producers from San Agustin. I visited Campo Elias with Jose from Osito.
We work very closely with Osito, an exporter in Colombia. Osito shares our values when it comes to working on the ground with, and for, the producer. Osito was created by Jose Losada and Kyle Bellinger, two really great coffee people intent on doing things right with coffee producers. Colombian exporters have a reputation for exploiting coffee producers, so it’s so refreshing to be working with people who care deeply for the wellbeing of the producer.