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Colombia Bilbao Los Vascos
Candied pecan, tangerine, wildflower honey
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Roasts and ships on Friday, December 15th

Roasts and ships on Friday, December 15th

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About This Coffee
By accident of geography alone, the farmers from the village of Bilbao have endured the effects of military conflict for decades. A recent nationwide truce has given new life to their coffee, and what we taste in the cup is a testament to the producers’ connection to the land. It’s rare to find an organic coffee in Colombia, but these growers are bent on preserving the rich volcanic soil for generations to come. This tart and nuanced combination of Caturra, Castillo, and Bourbon attests to the steady vision of a community capable of beauty, no matter the circumstance.
Two distinct biannual harvests make Los Vascos perennially fresh. For that reason, it’s a mainstay in our house espresso blend. But with its lively tartness and a presence that’s nuanced yet complex (think herbal tea), Los Vascos is also a coffee to admire on its own. We’re just getting to know the region, because it has only recently emerged from decades of conflict. The ASOTBILBAO cooperative comprises farmers who have long sought refuge in the land. Colombia is not known for organic production, but growers here have a deep respect for the mountains that provide for them and wish to preserve the rich volcanic soil underfoot. Certified organic, this spring harvest mix of Caturra, Castillo, and Bourbon captures the essence of an origin we intend to carry for many seasons to come.
  • Our coffees go through a rigorous selection and quality-testing process, and we only share the coffees that have most captured our imaginations.
  • Each bag of Colombia Bilbao Los Vascos whole beans is shipped to you within 24 hours of roasting from our Oakland roastery.
  • A cupping spoon and a soapstone hippo are two things our Green Coffee Buyer, Charlie, takes with him when he's sourcing our coffees.
  • Certified Organic by CCOF
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