The Lihue roasting workshop has moved to Bélesta. Tasting on site and in the markets of the region.
“Lihue” means “life” in the original Chilean language. Undoubtedly, the choice of brand should be seen as highlighting the virtues of coffee: many medical nutritionists praise its positive effects on mood, energy, reaction and cognitive functions.
Miguel Olmos (a surname predestined for his installation in Olmes country!) is a young Chilean, more fond of music than craftsmanship, but very early on a lover of excellent coffee, which he discovered when he was a student in Argentina. Julia Pilz is Austrian and she had a crush on Miguel while listening to him sing on the street in Serbia. “Our union begins on a trip, and then it’s a long story…”, confides Miguel without revealing their secrets. In this story, there is still something that both of them want to share without moderation: the coffee bean.
“We ensure the quality of the coffee beans and the virtuous methods implemented for their production. »
If you visit the roaster for a tasting, at the former gendarmerie of Bélesta previously occupied by the Silicorne Vallée workshop, don’t be surprised if your table neighbor is none other than one of the producers from a distant country. of the country of Olmes. Gary and Judi, respectively producer and master roaster in Hawaii, deep in conversation with their host, discuss their common passion. “Gary’s production is very select,” says Migue. It produces only 7 t per year and it is one of the best coffees in the world. Very expensive, so! »
This direct link between the producer and the Lihue brand is a condition for the bags of coffee to have a chance of reaching Bélesta. “We ensure the quality of the coffee beans and the virtuous methods implemented for their production”, assure Julia and Miguel. Both will go to the prestigious World of Coffee in Milan, to meet enthusiasts like them, the opportunity to forge new links.
Lihue’s concept is specialty coffee: “A premium beverage with distinct and superior tastes and characters compared to an ordinary coffee-based beverage. The brand’s biggest customers are delicatessens and high-end restaurants, for example. But Julia’s truck and smile are also on the markets of Lavelanet, Bélesta, Les Cabanes, Castelnaudary, etc. Miguel plans to develop Lihue’s business without setting limits: “Coffee is the most marketed product in the world after oil! “, he launches.
Discover Lihue coffees online: cafelihue.com.
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