¡Bienvenidos a Colombia!
We recently went on an amazing sourcing trip to Colombia to find and try some of the best coffees in the world. Dave and our Head Roaster, Phillip Holstein, made their way down there and got to check out some amazing farms, coffee, and people. Phil and Dave started their trip in Medellín. They flew in early, before the rest of their group arrived, and got to take in the beautiful red brick city. The city is quite the marvel to look at, sitting in a massive valley and surrounded by mountain ranges. They also got to try some coffee from the best coffee shop in Medellín, Café Pergamino. From there they made their way through many small towns checking out all of the Santa Barbara Estates of Antioquia.
Once they were finished in Medellín they hopped on a plane to Bogotá. They did not spend much time in the capital of Colombia, they went straight from there to the city of Neiva. Neiva is the capital of the department (state) that is one of the most famous coffee growing regions in the world and the most popular specialty coffee producer in Colombia, Huila. This is where we found the coffee that we would bring home! Dave and Phil got to taste coffee from farms all over the region. It was truly an amazing experience. We owe a huge thank you to the incredible farmers and people of Colombia. They treated us like family, fed us amazing food, and were the perfect portrayal of the beautiful country where they reside. Enjoy our pictures and look for our direct trade Colombia to be arrive in the United States in April!