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Origin Spotlight: Burundi

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Origin Spotlight: Burundi

To find some of the world's most sought-after coffee, look toward East Africa. The legendary cradle of coffee remains one of its highest-regarded growing regions. And while Ethiopia and Kenya often take the spotlight, we're currently savoring the flavors of another amazing East African origin: Burundi. What makes Burundian coffee unique? Graced by sweeping mountains, winding rivers, and the world's second-largest freshwater lake, Burundi is a tiny country with many gifts. The combination of volcanic soil, high elevations, and nutrient-rich water sources makes for staggering beauty—and incredibly fertile land for growing coffee. Naturally, such fertility didn't go unnoticed by European...

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Amparo Pajoy and Little Buddy: 2024 Good Food Award Winners!

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Amparo Pajoy and Little Buddy: 2024 Good Food Award Winners!
Fresh from the Good Food Awards ceremony, welcome the two newest winners to our lineup: Amparo Pajoy and Little Buddy! The Good Food Awards recognize products for flavor, sustainability, and social responsibility. And they honor food and beverages that are crushing it on all counts.

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Reyna Callejo Is Your 2024 U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Champion!

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Reyna Callejo Is Your 2024 U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Champion!

Three fast-paced rounds of competition, three info-packed presentations, and five impeccably-crafted coffee cocktails. That's what Olympia Coffee's Reyna Callejo pulled off this past weekend, April 12–14 at the U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship in Chicago, Illinois. With cool composure and a small amount of (actual) fire she crushed the competition, becoming our nation's reigning Coffee in Good Spirits Champion! Reyna takes the torch from our own Sam Schroeder, who stood by as her coach over the course of the weekend. This makes two years in a row that the Olympia Coffee team has claimed the national title for Coffee...

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Find Olympia Coffee at Specialty Coffee Expo 2024

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Find Olympia Coffee at Specialty Coffee Expo 2024

It's a big week for specialty coffee. Specialty Coffee Expo week, to be precise—a multi-day gathering of friends and partners from across the coffee industry. This time around, it's taking place in Chicago, Illinois. Olympia Coffee's sending a crew of fine folks to represent. If you'll be there too, please come say hey! Whether slinging coffee with our pals or stirring up the competition in Coffee in Good Spirits, here's where you can find us all week(end) long: Thursday, April 11: Necessary and Sufficient Coffee, Printer's Row.What: A guided Q&A session with Oliver Stormshak and some of Olympia Coffee's producers...

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Ask Reyna Anything! Q&A with Olympia Coffee's 2024 Barista and Coffee in Good Spirits Competitor

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Ask Reyna Anything! Q&A with Olympia Coffee's 2024 Barista and Coffee in Good Spirits Competitor

Got questions about coffee? Reyna has answers—and lots of 'em. For Olympia Coffee's fearless Director of Training & Innovation, no day would be complete without obsessing over the details of coffee. And her perfectionism's paying off, sending her to the 2024 Coffee Championships for both Barista Competition and Coffee in Good Spirits. On the competition stage, Reyna glides like a natural. Part of that's experience—last year, she advanced to the semifinals round of the Barista Championships in Portland. Another part is practice, with weeks spent polishing recipes and routines in Olympia Coffee's Training Lab. And then there's sheer confidence: in...

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