The Roasters United (RU3) competition blend features flavors of chocolate, sweet herbs, lime citrus with balanced acidity and hints of apricot stone fruit.
This specific blend is a combination of the coffees that scored above a certain score from Narino, Huila, and Cauca, thus ensuring that all farmers who entered coffee into the competition were classified as specialty grade and had their lots purchased. Collectively, we agreed that the Roasters United 3 was a great success and the best competition yet!
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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. 2016 was the third year we have sponsored this coffee competition along with Jeff of Portola Coffee Lab and Chuck of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. For the winning mirco-lots, we awarded 3 million pesos in farm improvement grants. We also constructed a larger blender lot with coffee from other exceptional farms. We have committed to paying a well over fair trade price for the blend; meaning that we paid a good price for the green beans but additionally paid for all milling and exporting costs instead of the farmer.