We're excited to share our latest offering: Colombia Carlos Imbachi. A chance encounter in Colombia years ago has led to our newest favorite coffee.
Green coffee buyer Tyler Zimmer writes:
The quality of coffee that comes out of Colombia never ceases to amaze me. Seems like every year I taste better and better coffee. Our next single origin release, Colombia Carlos Imbachi, is a reminder of how small of a world that we live in. During my first trip to Colombia in 2009, I was traveling around Huila with a group of Colombians doing work with small cooperatives in Colombia to help improve quality. They wanted Kaldi’s to check out the quality of small producers in the area. As we were walking farm to farm, meeting producers and seeing their farms, we came to the end of a dirt road to another producer by the name of Carlos Imbachi. I immediately recognized his name and then saw his plaque for 2009 SCAA coffee of the year. That year, his coffee placed first place for best coffee at the annual SCAA exposition. An incredible accomplishment and a random happenstance that we were able to meet him and visit his farm that day.
Fast forward to 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited to be able to share Carlos’s coffee. Near San Agustin, Colombia, Carlos farms 8 hectares of coffee, mainly Caturra and Yellow Bourbon. He lives there with his wife Yolanda and son Didier Alberto.
In 1994, Kaldi’s Coffee first opened its doors in St. Louis’ DeMun neighborhood. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to creating memorable coffee experiences wherever our coffee is served.
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