Early in 2018 the Sisters Coffee roasting team traveled to Portland to hang out with Sustainable Harvest. A coffee importer focused on building relationships, trust, and sustainability throughout the coffee supply chain, Sustainable Harvest and Sisters Coffee have been working together for five years. We try to make it to Portland to taste coffees with the Sustainable Harvest team at least once a year, touching base and connecting along our own supply chain. During our January visit we rediscovered a coffee from the Peruvian cooperative Rutas del Inca. With a complex flavor profile and bursting with sweetness and fruit notes the Rutas was a standout on the table. The next week after our PDX trip I purchased the Rutas del Inca to offer in our Roaster Series.
Join us this Saturday 10/27 at our Hood Avenue Cafe in Sisters, Oregon as we host Guest barista Smayah Uwajeneza from Kigali, Rwanda. Smayah is the 2018 Kenyan Aeropress champion, a SCA Lead Diversity Scholar, and a barista at Question Coffee in the Rwandan capital. She will be serving coffee from the Nyampinga Women’s Cooperative via her championship Aeropress recipe. Come join us and learn more about Smayah and the Nyampinga Women’s Cooperative!
A day spent with Elkin Guzman and the Banexport team. Pitalito, Colombia. October, 2017.
A few months ago Sisters Coffee launch the Colombian roaster series exclusives. Our goal was to create an unique experience centered around the beautiful differences that occur in coffee. After some time, I thought now would be a good time to revisit the day we spent in Pitalito, Colombia in October of 2017 with Elkin Guzman and the Banexport team touring Finca El Mirador and the Banexport office.