Blog — El Salvador
Our 2023 Transparency Report Is Here
What is it that makes specialty coffee so, well, magical? For us at Olympia Coffee, it’s the people. The farmers and importers, roasters and production experts, baristas and cafe regulars — and so many others that support and shape us. It’s because of these people, living in diverse, vibrant communities across the globe, that we’ve grown our company around a core mission to work toward a coffee industry that’s equitable, ethical, and sustainable from seed to cup. So that everyone whose hands and hearts go into making this delicious, carefully crafted coffee can enjoy a better quality of life. That’s...
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Sourcing Coffee In Central America
El Aguila Pacamara El Salvador selected as 14th top coffee of top 30 Coffees of 2013
The Coffee Review writes "This exceptional coffee was selected as the #14 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. This lot is comprised entirely of the much admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. Finca El Aguila is owned by farmer Mauricio Ariz and his sons, who are fourth generation growers. Olympia Coffee is the only roaster in the United States to be offering this segregated Finca Aguila Pacamara lot. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with...
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El Salvador Video
Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. - El Salvador, La Gloria from Voortex Productions on Vimeo. We are excited to share our new video from El Salvador. This video features producer Luis Rodriguez at his family farms in Apaneca and Ataco El Salvador. Our first offering from the Rodriguez family La Gloria can be purchased by following this link http://www.olympiacoffee.com/collections/coffees/products/el-salvador-la-gloria
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From The Source Video Documentary
We would like to share our new video with you: From The Source. I've been friends with Charley Voorhis for many years now. He used to own a cafe in Leavenworth, Washington. At the time, I was a barista trainer who worked with Charley and his crew in every detail of coffee education. Over the years, we kept in touch and visited each other even after he left his coffee career. I'm very glad he did leave coffee, because his skills as a photographer and filmmaker are too great not to be utilized. Not many people get a chance to...
- Tags: Bourbon, Costa Rica, Direct Trade, El Povernir, El Salvador, Elefante, From The Source, La Gloria, La Lagunita, La Mirella, Nejapa, Pacamara, Processing, Thursday Night Throwdown