We’ve had the incredible privilege to share coffees from the Imbachi family since the beginning of Sweet Bloom. Early on we purchased specific lots from Carlos Imbachi who we believe to be one of the top producers in Colombia. We are not the only ones. In 2009 and 2010, Carlos submitted samples to the Coffee of the Year Award put on by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Both years his coffee scored highest in the competition.
There truly is something special about Carlos’ coffee and his farm Finca Buenavista. The fragrance from his best lots are incredibly floral, extremely sweet, and have a ringing citrus acidity – all of which set his coffee apart from pretty much any other coffee we’ve ever tasted from Colombia.
In recent years, Carlos has begun to turn over his farm to his four children – Diego, Ever, Sonia, and Yancarlos. During this transition, we’ve had the pleasure of offering individual lots from both Diego and Sonia and some blended lots which we call Imbachi Family. It is a beautiful thing to see a father pass on his passion and livelihood to his children, and to see his children take this passion for growing coffee into the future. Whenever you see the name Imbachi on one of our bags, just know that the coffee inside is something extraordinary.