Winners of numerous awards (North West Regional Brewers Cup, Good Food, Roast Magazine's Roaster of the Year), Olympia Coffee Roasting Company has made quite a name for itself in the coffee world. We are excited to be pulling their Sweetheart Espresso at the bar during the month of July. This bean is traded directly from farmers Ben and Kristi Carlson who live and work in Burundi, and who are also pals of the folks at Olympia. The Carlsons started The Long Miles Coffee Project as a way to facilitate relationships between coffee growers and roasters, allowing the farming community in Burundi to thrive. Some of the crew at Olympia spent time in this region living and working alongside the farmers and harvesting the beans that bring us Sweetheart Espresso.
Check out this video for a closer look at Olympia's time in Burundi.