Diego Campos - Anaerobic Natural
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGIN | LA PLATA, HUILA, COLOMBIA
NOTES | MIXED BERRIES, TROPICAL FRUITS, RED SANGRIA
If you've been around here for any length of time, you know we love to celebrate the spirit of competition. Our company was built on that very foundation, and we continue to invest a great deal of our time, energy, and resources into both national and international barista competitors. Enter: Diego Campos. Diego gives us A LOT to celebrate! He is the current 2021 World Barista Champion, and he's also the producer of this stunning anaerobic lot from his family's farm in La Plata, Huila. "Barista champion" and "coffee farmer" don't often end up on the same e-mail signature; in fact, Diego is the first Colombian to win the World Barista Championship - and only the second to make semi-finals - in its twenty-one year history.
We don't want to brag or anything, but we knew Diego before he added "world barista champion" to his LinkedIn profile. He and one of our owners, Kyle, first met when they both competed in WBC in Seoul in 2017, and Kyle even had the opportunity to visit Diego's father-in-law's reknown farm, Finca Tamina, back in 2019. This particular lot was contracted for us before Diego took home the WBC title in Milan last year - Kyle had been pestering him to buy one of his anaerobic naturals after seeing them on social media earlier that same year. For this lot, the cherries were fermented without oxygen for 100 hours before being placed on raised drying beds for 15 days.
Diego's careful attention to the craft of fermentation and processing methods has resulted in a cup of coffee that transports us straight to the beaches of Playa Blanca! This absolute fruit bomb has notes of mixed berries, tropical fruits, and red sangria. It's delightfully sweet and boozy without being cloying, just like that batched sangria we could sip on the beach all day. With it we raise our glasses and say, Cheers!, to Diego Campos. May we always celebrate more wins (both on and off the competition stage) for producers, farmers, and their families.
Producers or Washing Station | Diego Campos, Campos Roa
Farm | El Diamente
Process | anaerobic natural
Variety | castillo / colombia
Elevation | 1950 masl