Location: Vienna | Austria
Loves travelling to South America
Favorite Coffee: Huila Opita
Location: Manchester | UK & Bogota | Colombia
Grew up in Colombia, Grandson of a coffee pioneer, son of a coffee entrepreneur: the passion for coffee is in his blood
Favorite Coffee: Caldas Ave Maria
Santiago and Christoph started The Cafeteros journey at some point in 2012.
We are two friends from distant parts of the world who met under one passion: Coffee! We met in Manchester, UK in 2012 doing a master’s degree; we spent long study days and coffee was our best friend. Coming from a Colombian family with deep roots in the Colombian coffee region, I (Santiago) tried to describe to Chris that he was missing something when we were having coffee to keep us awake. I told him, “Chris, there is no coffee we have tried that can match having a freshly ground Colombian coffee surrounded by the most beautiful mountains, aromas, and nature’s sounds”. At that moment, The Cafeteros were born and we decided that at some point we were going to enable people in the UK, Austria and Germany to Taste the Colombian experience!
The Colombian experience is comprised by excellent quality coffee beans carved by the privileged geographical conditions of the Andean Mountain Ranges and harvested by the Colombian coffee grower: El Cafetero.
For us, the Cafetero is what is truly behind a Colombian experience. That is why we are committed to support the cafetero by buying our coffee from suppliers that provide technical assistance and sustainability training to the farmer, helping them to improve their coffee quality, farm productivity and yields.