Coffee - Colombia Lasso Argote /Natural Nanolot/
The coffee from Colombia grown by Juan Pablo Lasso Argote was the first we ever roasted, it was 2016 and we started working with the same farmer, which is now in its 5th year.
We visited Juan during the 2017 harvest, helping with the harvest and the daily chores on the Argote family farm. The visit included the creation of a nanolot of coffee, which we picked, processed and eventually roasted ourselves.
The collaboration continues in 2018 with a 70 kg natural processed nanolot for Rello only. Natural Colombia has captivated us! This is one of the most flavourful coffees we have produced. This year, 2021, we are roasting our third consecutive batch of experimentally roasted coffee.
Our big coffee adventure started years ago, when Valentino (now the chief roaster at Rello Il Torrefattore) still worked at Bastl Instruments. His job was assembly, testing, and sometimes it seemed like he's also paid for drinking way too much coffee. We told him: Signore, even though you're half italian, you're a pretty talented coffee drinker!
We found out coffee can be distinctive and pleasant at the same time. It happened without much attention, but Valentino changed the way we consume coffee. We ran some fast math and realized that purchasing a small roaster, to produce for us and our friends, would come out as best. A nice vision, in theory. The first couple of months were pretty tricky. Valentino used to say: if I burn an egg in a microwave, it will still probably taste closer to coffee than this fucking popcorn. HAHA.
However after months of trying and adjusting the roasting process, Rello's coffee gradually became pleasant. Now our morning cups of coffee consist of pure delight.
We decided to expand and bought a professional roaster. That was in 2017 and that's also when we started to build up close, personal relationships with families around the world we get green beans from. Our beloved importer This Side Up showed us that transparency and sustainability are the only way how to operate in this business. That same year Valentino traveled to Colombia to take part in his very first harvest – doing everything from picking to processing to ordinary farm tending.
Today, you can drink Bastl Instruments coffee at various cool coffee sposts around Brno. We help people drink better coffee wherever they are. We deliver coffee bags by bike & promote the importance of transparency along every single step in the coffee distribution chain. We hope we can change something for the better this way. In the meantime, we continue to drink lots and lots of coffee.
- 300 g