Oso Negro Fine Coffee is a Nelson institution and our close relationship with this roastery goes back decades. In 1995, The Kootenay Co-op became the first grocery retailer to sell Oso Negro Coffee. Since that time Co-op shoppers have purchased in the neighborhood of 84,000 pounds of beans which translates into 5 million cups of coffee. Wow! They even roast our own blend, Co-op Joe, available only at the Co-op! We are very proud to work with this company that is dedicated to providing the highest quality of life possible for everyone in their supply chain. Their direct trade relationship with Mayan cooperatives in Gautemala is especially fascinating.