Colombian-born Steven Sutton launched Devoción in 2006 to produce the freshest coffee imaginable — roasting provides only half of coffee’s flavor, while mere freshness of the beans does the rest of the work.
And yet, most coffee beans sit around for months, losing flavor every day. That’s why the Devoción team does everything short of picking the cherry, and do it faster than anyone else — we hand-select our 1,000+ farm partners, dry-mill at our Bogotá facility, control the export process, and roast in Brooklyn.
Toro House Blend: Ideal for Espresso, Drip, Cold Brew
Notes: Cacao, Vanilla, Cherry and Almond
Variety: Caturra and Típica
Region: Active Harvest Regions in Colombia
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,900 m
When we use the phrase ‘Active Harvest’ to refer to the regions of our House Blends, we’re referring to Colombian growing regions that are currently harvesting coffee at the time of sourcing. Only buying coffee from farms located in active harvest regions, and never using warehoused beans or third-party importers, allows us to guarantee that 100% of our coffee, not just limited editions but even our House Blends, are roasted while still fresh, 365 days a year.
Women in Coffee Series: La Delicias: Ideal or Drip, Pour Over
Producer: Diana Zambrano
Altitude: 1,990 m
Notes: Milk Chocolate, Strawberry, Hazelnut
For our “Women in Coffee” series, we travel all across Colombia, shining light on women producers who strive to innovate and are leaders of their communities; women who are the future of coffee and who inspire us by example.
A few years ago, Diana Zambrano left her urban life in Bogotá to move to the countryside and dedicate her life to coffee cultivation. As the head of household with two young children, she is committed to teaching and inspiring her kids about the cultural and economic importance of coffee production in the hope that they will take over the family farm one day.
Las Delicias, named after Diana’s farm, is as delightful as its name implies, with a creamy mouthfeel and notes of milk chocolate, strawberry, a nutty aftertaste of hazelnut.