Dense yet nuanced, this year's harvest from Farmlevel favorite Edgardo Tinoco exhibits sweet blackberry and complex, juniper-like herbals.
Ojo de Agüita, Santa Barbara
1550 - 1640 Meters
January - June
Blackberry, Juniper, Dense
"I'll never stop learning and improving in high quality every day", told Oscar Edgardo Tinoco to the Cup of Excellence following his 2014, #14 finish. Since his first year entering his coffee into the Cup of Excellence, Tinoco is an example of how commitment to quality can change a coffee producer's life.
Tinoco is a 3rd generation coffee farmer. He was given his own parcel of farmland from his father when he was just 17 and it wasn't long before he'd taken over his father's farm, “Pino de Oro”, on loan. Having heard of the Cup of Excellence on the radio, he was determined to enter Pino de Oro into the competition and first did so in 2009.
8 years, three top-ten Cup of Excellence finishes, a new car, a wet mill and a dry mill later; Edgardo Tinoco is debt-free and continues to grow his production of high-quality coffee alongside his wife, Nora, and three sons.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.