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Colombia: RU Competition 2nd Place

Next roast 5/22, all orders containing this coffee will ship 5/22.

The 2nd place winning lot from the Roasters United Competition.
Gesha and Bourbon lot from Colombia: Finca Las Mesitas located in the village of Monserrate, near Huila about 1740 masl.

Tasting Notes of: Brown Sugar, Purple Grape, Pink Apple

In an effort to take coffee sourcing to a new level, the three companies created a new sourcing model that would help motivate farmers to produce great coffee, pay them transparently, and help us to find terrific lots of coffee.

This year, we again worked with Clear Path Coffee but the contest took place in the very old city of Popyan, Colombia. We offered all farms that produced excellent coffee a well-above Fair Trade price Farm Gate, meaning that in addition to a good price, we paid for all milling and exporting costs instead of the farmer.

For the winning micro-lots, we awarded 1.8 million pesos in farm-improvement grants. Winning farms received a 1.5 million peso farm-grant and 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 and we will dedicate 5-10 cents per pound for eco-projects that benefit participating growers.

Learn more about the genesis of the competition in Chuck's own words: