Jhon Wilson: 2019 Acevedo Cup Winner
Limited Release
Jhon Wilson: 2019 Acevedo Cup Winner
Limited Release
Jhon Wilson: 2019 Acevedo Cup Winner
Limited Release
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Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Lemon, Sugar Cookie

Winner #15 of the 2019 Acevedo Cup Competition! 

Jhon Wilson is a third generation coffee producer who began selling specialty coffee in 2015. When the Acevedo Cup premiered in 2016, he hesitated to enter, as he didn't believe his fermentation and drying facilities were good enough to win. After seeking advice from another farmer, and encouragement from others in the community, he submitted a small lot to the competition, and won 10th place -- a huge accomplishment and honor. After winning, Jhon invested in his fermentation and drying facilities, as well as making upgrades to his home to improve his own quality of life. In 2018, Jhon entered the Acevedo Cup again, and won both 6th and 7th place with two different lots. 

This year, Jhon Wilson won multiple slots again, including 2nd place. We're both honored and excited to serve this lot. 

When will my package ship?

Generally, we try and ship all packages the next business day from when the order was placed. If you ever have a question on the status of your order, just shoot us a message via our contact form.

Do you offer free shipping?

All orders over $35 get free shipping!

How do you ship?

At checkout, you will be able to select a shipping option that works best for you, with rates calculated dynamically based on your proximity to our roastery.

Do you ship internationally?

We do offer international shipping -- at checkout, rates will be dynamically calculated based on the country you are ordering to. If you don't see your country represented, reach out via our contact form.

Is your coffee organic and/or fair trade?

While some of our coffees may be certified organic or fair trade, we do not specifically look for either of these certifications when buying, and do not market them as such. All of our coffees are bought at fixed prices above the market, and 99% of the time we are paying higher prices than the Fair Trade Certified price. Our sourcing goals are always quality and flavor focused, and we buy from producers and importers we trust to provide us with coffee that fits into our ideology. 

How fresh is my coffee when I receive it?

We roast Monday through Friday each week, so generally, we try and ship coffee within 24 hours from roast whenever possible. With our shipping times, that means you should always receive your coffee within 2-5 days from roast, depending on your location and proximity to Philadelphia, and the shipping option you choose.

Do you have recommendations for brewing?

Yes! First and foremost, whenever possible, grind directly before brewing. This will help maintain freshness, and help you get the most from your coffee. Additionally, we recommend a ratio of about 1:16.8, (so about 22g of coffee for a 12oz cup). If your brew is tasting too weak, try using a finer grind size; and if it’s a slower, heavier brew, try to make the grind more coarse. If you have any additional questions, or want to get into more detail, feel free to drop us a line in our contact form.

Coffee Details

In the cup, this lot from Jhon Wilson is extremely sugary, and full of bright, expressive fruit characters including Blackberry, Lemon, and Strawberry. To us, the overall experience is similar to a Blackberry Tart. It's bright, but extremely sweet.


Huila / Acevedo


Castillo, Caturra




Jhon Wilson

About the Acevedo Cup:

One of our importing partners, the Collaborative Coffee Source, began running the Acevedo Cup in 2016 as an annual quality competition to bring together the producers of the micro-region Acevedo. Each year, over the course of 5 days, farmers submit their best lots to the competition, where they are cupped by a diverse team of judges, and ranked. The top 20 coffees are given additional price premiums, as well as an honor that is highly respected in the community. It's one of the biggest events on the farmers' calendars each year, and attracts hundreds or entries from the region.

John Wilson with some of his coffee cherries.