Coffee + community at iconic roastery + cafe in Nelson, BC
Before going skiing at Whitewater or in the local backcountry, everyone in Nelson, British Columbia heads to Oso Negro (Spanish for “black bear”), which has spent 23 years perfecting the rare art of highlighting coffee beans' subtle terroir flavors in medium and dark roasts.
Try their custom blends like the Prince of Darkness (deep, winey, spicy), Chocolate Cake (rich, velvety, bright) or Meteor (smooth, nutty, earthy) for artful taste progressions, even in a mug of drip. The 1950s drum roaster and 100-year-old buildings are historic, but owners Jon Meyer and Anne Bokser’s longstanding commitment to triple bottom line sustainability is entirely modern. From farmer to roaster to employee to customer, this is feel good ski town coffee at its tasty best. Find Oso Negro in the heart of historic Nelson, British Columbia, on Ward Street, one block uphill from Nelson's main thoroughfare, Baker Street. www.osonegrocoffee.com