Roastery Renovations | pt. 2

As One Village Coffee is getting closer to the move in date for the new space, I wanted to take some time to stop, reflect, and be in the moment.  It took a lot for me to realize that it is ok to acknowledge the accomplishments, learning curves, and struggles that went into developing this space.  This process has been a challenging but rewarding experience.  We spent a lot of time researching, getting advice from others, and pouring who we are as a company, into what we were creating.  Not only that but the support you (the faithful coffee drinker) gave us at One Village Coffee has helped in more ways than I can even express. 



Once we began to see the space mold together, it finally started becoming more and more real.  The character of each room really emerged, which allowed the decision making process to flow at a much more natural pace.



This Friday One Village Coffee will be given the keys and the moving will begin.  There still is a lot of work needed and more details to decide, but I couldn't be happier with how everything has come together.  Raise a mug with me, to a fresh start in a fresh space!  We cannot wait to share it with you, and to show you around.

Follow our journey with us by using #ovcrenovates, and we will update you with each transition.

 Until next time  ~  Jess L.

Colombia La Arenosa Estate

Everyone knows that Colombia produces quality coffee. We know because of the famous Juan Valdez commercials. The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, or FNC for short, has had huge success promoting Colombian coffee with the Juan Valdez marketing campaign. While the FNC does good work to maintain the quality of coffee leaving Colombia, most coffees we see from Colombia are a blend of many different farmers' coffee. The sad thing is that stand-out coffees end up being blended with average coffees to make decent quality regional lots.

When we taste La Arenosa Estate, we're tasting something much more specific than a country or even a region. We're tasting the hard work, dedication and pride of a real life Juan Valdez named Olvey Narvaez. We're tasting the harvest from his three acre family farm, 1900 meters up in the mountains of Nariño. The distinct plum and dried fruit popping over a dense focused sweetness layered with bittersweet cocoa; that's Don Olvey's dedication to quality shining through. We're excited to offer such a distinctive Colombian coffee!

 Until Next Time,

Steve Hoffman | Director of Coffee & Production