Carrier Roasting Co.
Colombia Familia Lopez
Whole bean coffee
We roast to order on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and ship the following day. Orders will be included in a roast if they’re received by 11:59pm Eastern Time the day before.
Farm name: Calamar
Producer: Gildardo Lopez Hoyos, Ivan Camilo Lopez, Luis Gildardo Lopez
Altitude: 1950 - 2000 masl
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Tasting notes: Papaya, white tea, lemon curd
Gildardo Lopez Hoyos and his family grow exclusively Pink Bourbon at their farm Finca Calamar in Paicol, Huila, Colombia. When it was time to submit coffee to the 2021 Copa de Occidente, Gildardo and his two sons each produced their own lot for the competition to enter individually.
Though they were already well known locally for the quality of their coffee and were among the favorites to win, nobody expected that out of 42 participants they would run the table and take 2nd, 4th, and 6th place. The results are not only a testament to the quality of their coffee but to its consistency as well. As a member of the judging panel, we had an opportunity to taste these lots side by side with the rest of the field. They stood out in all three rounds of the competition, and our personal ranking would have placed them all in the top four.
Since then we have committed to buying from the Lopez family long-term. This particular lot is a blend of the individual productions of Gildardo and his sons, Ivan and Luis. With this coffee we taste ripe papaya, soft white tea, and creamy lemon curd.
This is our first year buying from the Lopez family. We scored this lot 87 points and purchased 7 70kg bags for $5.75/lb EXW, on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $2.25/lb.