Region: Pedregal, Inzá , Cauca

Farm: Buena Vista

Altitude: 1800 MASL

Varietal: Caturra, Colombia

Process: Washed, Fermented for 12-24 Hours, Dried in parabolic covered raised beds for 12-15 days

Notes: Tart Cherry, Vanilla Bean, Whipped Cream

100% Arabica

Emma Chantre is a well-known coffee producer in Palmichal who has been developing her business since 1976. Like so many other producers, Emma learned how to cultivate coffee while supporting its ecosystem through generations of ancestral knowledge. Her farm, Finca Buena Vista, is 4 hectares and filled with a diverse set of native fruit trees, flowering plants, and coffee varieties of Caturra and Colombia.

Coffee producers of Inzá often share similar values and traditions. Typically handed down through inheritance, each farm is 1-2 hectares and produces 1300 kilos of parchment coffee per season on average. Community members or day laborers are hired during the harvest season while each family maintains its own farm throughout the year. Cherry is processed for defects, depulped, and dried on-site. Parchment coffee is loaded onto a mule for transport or driven to the nearest dry mill. 

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We are a husband and wife team who began our relationship through the love of coffee. We were both born in Caracas, Venezuela, which at one point in history was one of the most important coffee growing countries in the world. Our culture revolves around coffee.

We purchase from small farmers from around the world. One of our main objectives is to educate coffee consumers on where their coffee comes from. All our coffees come from small communities where most of their income is from farming. Your purchase directly supports these small communities as we pay more than fair trade prices for the incredible job these farmers do in growing, picking and processing these coffees. It is important full transperency and tracebalilty and that is what you get from our coffees.

For the past 7 years, we have been roasting small-batch, artisan coffees and helping our customers find the perfect coffee—or sometimes, the perfect recipe. In that time, we’ve learned that each coffee has its own unique nuances and characteristics. We treat each batch with care and curiosity, so that you can enjoy it at its most flavorful.

We do more than just roast coffee—we create an atmosphere of community and hospitality in our approach that is meant to be shared with others. We believe enjoying a good cup of coffee is a personal experience, as well as an opportunity to connect with someone else

Our ultimate goal is to introduce you to new flavors in coffee that might surprise you—and show you a side of coffee you never knew existed.