Finca San Luis Wins Third Good Food Award!
Published Jan 21, 2013
Colombia Finca San Luis has won the Good Food Award for the third year running! That means it's been recognized by a panel of expert judges as delicious, authentic, and responsibly produced. We're proud of the Finca San Luis La Gloria, and proud to be a part of the Good Food Awards mission. We have a very limited supply — small batch of 8 oz. bags — of this outstanding microlot. This year has the added honor of receiving the Good Food Award Gold Seal, which recognizes coffees that are certified organic. Find Colombia Finca San Luis La Gloria in stores and online (see right sidebar).
Colombia Finca San Luis Is Good Food
Finca San Luis is a small farm in Tolima, Colombia, where farmer Omar Arango grows and mills his coffee in tiny batches. Gimme's Director of Coffee, Colleen Anunu, traveled to Colombia to meet him and kick off an an innovative trading partnership — relationship coffee — that has helped sustain Organic certification, price premiums, and international recognition for his coffee. Now, for the third year running, his coffee is a Good Food Award winner. As always, the flavor of this lot is exceptional and reflects the care that Omar takes with his coffee from seed to shipment. This particular lot is characterized by flavors of ripe citrus, grape, apple, and peach.
The Good Foods Mission
The Good Food Award is an innovative program that recognizes both quality and responsible production. As they put it:
For a long time, certifications for responsible food production and awards for superior taste have remained distinct -- one honors social and environmental responsibility, while the other celebrates flavor. The Good Food Awards recognize that truly good food -- the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities -- contains all of these ingredients. We take a comprehensive view, honoring people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions.
“This is a very special coffee,” said Colleen Anunu, Director of Coffee at Gimme. “Having the opportunity to work with a passionate producer like Omar and to be able to roast such impeccable green coffee is tremendously rewarding. We are careful, and super attentive, but without the work at the farm-level this level of accolades would never be possible.”