We are always looking for ways to find the best coffee possible while supporting farmers with sustainable prices that allow them to grow, harvest and process the best coffee they can. To this end, I traveled to Colombia last November with two roasting friends, Chuck of Birdrock Coffee Roasters and Jeff of Portola Coffee Lab. Our plan was to work with a local coffee expert to find just this coffee and for this we teamed with Leonardo, a great young cupper who has spent years sourcing for others, now he would source for us. Our incentive to the farmers was a three-tiered pricing structure based on cupping scores and 3.6 million pesos for the top three winners of our Roasters United Competition.
Noe Campo earned second place for Roasters United 2014. Noe's farm is located in Inza-Cauca. This coffee offers delicious flavors of hazelnut, almond undertone that lingers along with hints of cocoa, providing a sweet and medium-bodied cup.