In celebration of reaching our ten-year milestone we prepared a blend that features two special producer partners: Aurelio Villatoro from Guatemala, and Chalo Fernandez from Colombia. Pilot has worked with both producers for many years, growing in tandem, and watching their crops continually evolve and improve.
Sr Villatoro leads an award-winning farm in western Huehuetenango where his hard work and attention to detail have excelled his family’s operation. Much like Aurelio, his two sons were born into coffee and currently help facilitate experimentation and will one day take over for their father.
Sr Fernandez of Las Palmas fame is an uplifting force in Huila; processing his neighbour's cherries and helping them improve harvesting methods. He pushes the envelope with experimental fermentation methods and is well known in specialty coffee circles for his passion and enthusiasm.
These two producers, along with all our Direct Partners, have been fundamental to the roastery’s longevity, and our commitment to quality. Together these fully washed coffees deliver a classic, harmonious profile with notes of caramel, fig and a creamy mouthfeel.
Great people. Great coffee. Let the celebration begin!