Finca San Luis Wins Good Food Award!
Published Jan 23, 2012
Updated January 2012
The New York City event time has been changed to Sunday 2/5, 12pm - 1pm. Please join us then!
Colombia Finca San Luis has won the Good Food Award for the second 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, and proud to be a part of the Good Food Awards mission. We have a very limited supply — only 250 hand-numbered bags — of this outstanding microlot. Find it in stores and online, and join us for free tastings in Brooklyn and Ithaca!
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 brought him Organic certification, schooling, price premiums, and international recognition for his coffee. Now, for the second year running, his coffee is a Good Food Award winner. Only seven winners were chosen from a field of nearly 100 applications submitted from all over the United States. This microlot is a blend of four coffee varietals with aromas of passionfruit and papaya, and flavors of ripest mango soaked in richest honey.
Join Us for Free Tastings in Brooklyn & Ithaca
We'll be tasting a “Winners' Flight” of Good Food Award winning coffees, including our Colombia Finca San Luis. Join us at our training labs in Brooklyn and Ithaca!
- Winners' Flight: Ithaca
- Gimme Training Lab, 506 W State St, Ithaca, NY
Saturday 2/4, 12pm - 1pm
- Winners' Flight: Brooklyn
- Gimme Training Lab, 107 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday 2/5, 12pm - 1pm
Taste a flight of award-winning coffees from all over the country; meet our trainers and roasters; and try our Good Food Award winner, Colombia Finca San Luis. Tastings are free and open to the public.
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.
In order to qualify for the award, we had to pass strict tests for responsible sourcing; many coffees were disqualified at this stage. The final round of judging was a blind tasting by a panel of expert judges, so only the best and most delicious coffees were awarded top honors.