The Coffee That Can’t Be Stopped Ria Lingad Wins NZ Brewer's Cup with Finca Nuguo

Rack up another championship for this astounding coffee: we are proud to announce that Colubre from Finca Nuguo was the featured coffee brewed by this year’s newly crowned New Zealand Brewer’s Cup national champion, Ria Lingad.

Ria gave a lovely speech upon winning her prize.

Ria and the Colubre made fast friends when she first got her hands on it. [I love all our coffees, but Colubre has been my personal favorite all along, too!] It was a pleasure to connect Ria with José Gallardo in Panama, so they could talk about the coffee together. We all chatted on Skype from three different time zones, going deep into details about how the coffee was grown, roasted, brewed, etc.

When we started OCN, relationships like this are exactly what we had in mind.

Congratulations, Ria! OCN is honored to be a link between such fantastic producers as the Gallardos and dedicated professionals such as Ria.

Now the stage moves to Dublin in June, where Ria and the Nuguo coffee will compete for the World Championship.