OZO was named a 2018 Good Foods Award Winner, we are thrilled to be sharing this award with some of the best brands in the food & beverage industry! The Good Food Awards were created to redefine ‘good food’ as being tasty, authentic and responsible, which fits right in line with OZO’s values and what we strive to deliver as a local coffee company.
We couldn’t be more grateful to the Boulder County community for their outstanding support. This is our sixth year in a row winning Best Coffeehouse, Best Latte/Mocha, Best Cup of Coffee and Best Coffee Roaster.
“Year after year, our readers vote Ozo Coffee Company the best roaster in town. Looking for something nutty, with a hint of caramel? Or something more floral and fruity? If you want that perfectly blended espresso or that single origin bean roasted to perfection, Ozo’s expert roasters are working on a unique batch of coffee beans just for you. They also offer rotating special reserve coffees and if you want to mix-up that coffee selection, sign up for the Roaster’s Choice subscription and be surprised as you receive two different coffee varietals each month. Roasted fresh each and every week, Ozo Coffee is always fresh and never in short supply.” –Read more on BoulderWeekly.com
“Ozo stays on the forefront of their craft by combining coffee with community, participating in local events like First Friday and Boulder Arts Week, along with projects abroad, like one with the Peru Aprocassi cooperative that’s now in its third year. Ozo also conducts cuppings and classes at its lab and training center, which is a certified campus through the Specialty Coffee Association of America.” -Continue Reading on Men’s Journal.
We are excited to be working with the Peru Aprocassi cooperative for the third year. Aprocassi was founded in response to encroachment by mining companies looking to extract the region’s rich reserves of gold, silver, and other minerals. The cooperative, now 425 small scale producers, believed that they could be more effective at conserving and protecting their land and ecosystem as a united group.
In the following 15 years, the members of Aprocassi have stayed true to their initial intent, investing their resources in farmer training, community support, healthcare, and education. Farmers have also been reforesting with native trees to improve soil nutrients, prevent erosion and provide shade.
This year, we have been working hard to put together a new project to help the cooperative finance a development project at Aprocassi. Through the sales of this coffee, we are putting together funds for Aprocassi to start building solar dryers to help streamline the drying process and make product quality more consistent. A solar dryer is a greenhouse-like structure, often with cement patio base, which offers farmers more control over temperature, airflow, and humidity, during drying.
These solar drying modules will:
-Yield higher quality coffee -Decrease environmental pollution -Decrease the cost of production -Improve the health and quality of life for coffee-growing families.
A portion of the proceeds from every bag of Peru Aprocassi sold will directly benefit the project. Click here to order Peru Aprocassi online. This washed coffee has a mild cherry-like acidity, a sweetness like dulce de leche, and a rich, syrupy, body.
We’re nearly a third of the way to our goal! Thank you to everyone that has purchased this coffee in support of the project.