Crisp and tangy green apple and blackberry.
This coffee comes directly from the producer and his representatives. Osito imports is owned by two coffee producers Kyle and Jose from the El Pital growing region of Huila Colombia. Jose’s brother-in-law is Eduar Moriones and his farm Finca Milconia is located in El Recreo.
The Osito mission is to build transparent, long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with producers and roasters alike. Osito's global supply chains connect coffee producing countries with consumers in the US and Europe. They work tirelessly to add value for their business partners on both sides of the supply chain.
This coffee was labelled ‘Expermento’ on the sack. Eduar has introduced a particular yeast strain to the cherries for their initial 24hr ‘dry’ fermentation. After this it was de-pulped and washed in the normal way before being dried on raised beds under plastic shade for 20 days.
When we cupped the first production roast of this coffee we thought we’d made a mistake with the labelling of the cups on the table and were drinking a Kenyan coffee. No mistake. This is super juicy and full of clean apple and blackberry flavours. Clearly the yeast inoculation worked.
This is as close to ‘direct trade’ as we can get. Normally many hands are involved between the roaster and the producer, with each taking their little slice of the pie. Not so many hands in this case - it’s being kept in the family.