We discovered this coffee last fall during the annual Best Cup competition in Pasto, Colombia. During the months leading up to the competition, producers from around the country submitted their finest microlot samples to be roasted and scored. This coffee was selected as one of the top 30 lots in the competition.
Maura Mery Degado Rosero owns a five hectare farm named Sance Chamanal in Samaniego, Narino. On her farm there are nearly 20,000 coffees trees in multiple varieties including castillo, caturra, and typica.
After harvesting and depulping, she allowed this coffee to ferment for 26 hours before sun drying the pergamino for 15 days. She then transported the coffee to Pasto where it was roasted, cupped, scored, and selected as one of Colombia's top lots.
In this cup we taste notes of honeycrisp apple and brown sugar. Her coffee is clean, well-balanced, and a testament of her ongoing work to grow and process exceptional specialty coffee.
You can read more about Maura and our Colombian experience in the Montana Coffee Blog!
Big Sky Lift is our signature blend that celebrates the Land of Shining Mountains and Montana's Big Sky.
This coffee's heavy body and smooth finish have made this a classic Yellowstone Coffee since 1998.
While traveling down the Yellowstone River in 1806, Captain William Clark discovered a small creek flowing out of western Montana’s Crazy Mountains. They later named this stream 'Big Timber Creek' in honor of the giant cottonwood trees that lined the banks of the crystalline waterway. Several decades later, pioneers settled this wide-open valley and designated the community 'Big Timber' after the Corps of Discovery.
This signature blend goes back to Yellowstone Coffee’s foundation and has remained a long-time favorite for brisk mornings on the river and powder days at Bridger Bowl.
Buffalo Blend is a tribute to the American bison that have called Yellowstone home since prehistoric times. Just like the buffalo that roam the western plains, this dark roast is strong, brilliant, and bold.