Welcome to Phil & Sebastian. It’s not so much a business as it is the single-minded pursuit of a better cup of coffee. For the past decade we’ve spent most of our waking hours dedicated to the notion that coffee can and should be better than it is. We’ve travelled the world, micro-financed projects in coffee growing countries, custom built our own roaster, co-authored graduate level studies on water, and performed countless other harebrained feats in the service of our obsession. All in the hopes that the cup of coffee we pour today, will be just the tiniest bit better than the one we served yesterday.
It’s a fortunate thing if you’re our customer, and mildly unfortunate if you’re related to us. So, with the utmost earnestness, we invite you to come by one our cafes, visit a cafe that serves our coffee, or order a bag, and let us know how we’re doing. And when we say let us know how we’re doing, we mean it. Feedback can only make us better, and that’s why we’re here in the first place.
Sebastian first heard of Mauricio Shattah via a WhatsApp message from a respected friend and coffee farmer, Ratibor Hartmann. Ratibor told him, “next time you’re in Colombia, you must meet Mauricio. His personality and his coffee will blow you away”. Sebastian immediately called Mauricio and had a great conversation about coffee quality, the state of farming, and they both lamented the haphazard way in which coffee is grown and processed. He has since met Mauricio several times and spent many hours roaming around his farm. Through their conversations and time spent at the farm, Sebastian is convinced Mauricio will be one of the world’s best coffee producers. This honey process maragogype is proof of that fact.