About this Single Origin Coffee
The coffees from the Rodriguez Ospina family have been getting better with every season.
We have so much confidence in Linarco Rodriguez as a producer of excellent coffee that we have agreed to buy all of his coffee for the fifth year in a row.
Located in the picturesque hills around Palestina, South Huila, this area is producing some of our favorite coffees out of Colombia. We began working with Linarco through a larger group of producers 4 years ago. Through their commitment to re-investing in their farms and mills as well as a strong focus on constantly improving their processing methods, we have seen quality steadily increase.
With increased quality in the cup, we believe there should be an increase in the price the farmer receives for their raw coffee. This is one of the ways that we continue to incentivize farmers to make the investments and put in the hard yards to achieve coffees that truly stand alone, and present the unique characteristics of their origin in the cup.
The more we are able to remunerate and reward high-quality coffees the more we enable these producers to stay in the business of producing strictly high-quality coffees without the need to fall back into the commodity cycle.
On top of all of this, Linarco is one of the humblest and most kind-hearted people we have ever had the opportunity to work with. We think Lino is the nicest guy ever! That is why we had to name this coffee after the whole family because as Lino said to us, it is not only because of him but because of the work of the whole family that this success can be achieved.
Linarco is regularly undertaking experiments with different styles of processing and as of 2018, has planted 7000 new trees of Geisha. His first harvest from trees planted in 2014 is now about to come to their first harvest.
Linarco’s parents purchased the farm 39 years ago and it is now run by Lino, his mother, his sister, and his young nephew, Juan José. Although only 13 years old Juan José shows a natural interest in the business of running the farm, raking the coffee as it dries, explaining the farming and processing to visitors and even participating in cupping of the coffees. That is a future that we feel really confident in. We know that the whole family is very proud of their relationship with Campos Coffee and we couldn’t be prouder than to be working with them!