Today, the market price of coffee is the same as it has been for decades (paired with a whole lot of volatility). That’s highly problematic when you factor in inflation and the fact that the market price is in no way whatsoever tied to the actual cost of farming coffee. The mere act of selling even a portion of your production as specialty to a buyer like us can be the difference between making ends meet, or not. Elio’s Pacas is coming into year 2 of production and is looking beautiful this year. His old stock bourbon planted in neighboring Los Andes is tall, spindly, and intensely nourished by the yellow clay and loamy soil ubiquitous to the mountain slopes. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to work with someone like Elio and we look forward to seeing his farm come to full production.
The flavour profile of this coffee is really special. That signature Santa Barbara sweetness and distinct stone fruit paired with delicate lychee flavour is there in spades.
Shipping note: International roasters may take longer than domestic roasters to ship