THE PILGRIM - Best Espresso Coffee
Grupo Asociativo Villa Esperanza
Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
September - October 2019
Creamy butterscotch like flavours lead onto orange citrus, stewed green apple and roasted almond.
The dramatic and lush green rolling hills of the Huila region in the south west of Colombia are home to some truly amazing coffees. They are also home to some amazing small farmers, almost always small scale with farms usually only one or two hectares in size.
Working collectively has been one of the ways that these small producers have gained visibility and a reputation for producing delicious, consistent coffee. Grupo Asociativo Villa Esperanza is one of these co-ops. Blossoming from the original four members of 2003 to just over 100 today they sell their coffee as 'La Virgen', recognition of their hometown Guadalupe's original 18th century name.