For the Love of Coffee
Our coffee story is one that is incredibly meaningful to us. It all began after we got married in Colombia, a country renowned for its absolutely delicious coffee. Colombians have a deep appreciation for coffee – it forms an integral part of their daily lives, and we wanted to immerse ourselves in this rich culture. Even though Juan had been away from Colombia for many years, we decided to go back and experience everything anew.
As we traveled around the country, we had the opportunity to sample a variety of different coffees. It was during this time that we developed a deep love for a particular coffee that was grown in the Valle del Cauca region. This coffee was truly exceptional, and we knew that we simply had to share it with others. For years, we began bringing back over 20 pounds of this delicious coffee every time we visited Colombia. This coffee became a cherished and essential part of our daily routine, and we knew that it was something that other coffee lovers would enjoy.
In 2020, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we decided to explore the possibility of starting a coffee business here in Canada. We contacted the coffee growers co-op from Juan’s hometown region and discussed the possibilities of importing Single Origin Specialty from them. The response we received was incredibly positive, and our journey of bringing this unique coffee to Canadian consumers officially began. Over the course of a year, we worked tirelessly, designing our bags, selecting roasting levels, and handling all the necessary regulations and paperwork. It was not an easy journey, but we remained focused on the ultimate goal: sharing our love for good, real Colombian coffee in Canada.
Finally, in October of 2021, our first shipment of coffee arrived, and we were overjoyed. It had been a journey fraught with challenges, but it was all worth it in the end. We are incredibly grateful and honored to share our love for this exceptional coffee with others and look forward to the future with tremendous excitement.
Coffee at Home
Sharing a cup of coffee at home, is a great way to tell stories, share struggles and celebrate wins. As followers of Christ, part of our mission is to actively live out Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV): “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
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Thanks for stopping by, we can’t wait to get to know you more…sip exceptional.
Juan and Chris
FUN FACT: Simply Colombian Coffee is Single Origin, socially responsible and helps small-scale farmers drive forward to a better future. There are over 3,500 grower-families that pick each coffee cherry by hand. Your purchase means that you are improving the lives of the farmers and their families; and getting the highest quality coffee in your cup.