To Our Valued Customers,
Oso Negro Cafe is open daily from 7am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 8am-4pm Sundays & Stats. Both cafe and roastery will be closed December 25th, 26th, and January 1. Whole bean sales are available and ground upon request. We offer a healthy assortment of food options including made to order breakfast buns available 7am-11:30 and paninis are available at 11am. The cafe offers 2 fresh soups per day.
Pre-paid coffee bean orders can be picked up on an outside shelf at the roastery, please find us online or phone ahead.
Roastery hours 7:30am – 3pm Monday – Friday.
Thank you for your continued support! Have Fun!
We’re a small team of coffee lovers living in a beautiful community surrounded by lakes, trees and mountains. It is our goal to provide the highest quality of life possible for our producers, our customers, and ourselves. That’s why we choose to buy organically grown and fairly traded coffee, offer sustainable jobs and try to give back as much as we can. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do make customer service and accountability our priority.
Cafe in the Heart of Town
Just one block above vibrant Baker Street, we are the hub for creativity and connecting with the community. In the warmer months, you will see folks spread throughout the perennial garden, socializing and enjoying the serene setting. In the winter, snow enthusiasts will line up to get a shot of caffeine before hitting the mountains, and others gather around tables taking refuge from the cold in the cosy environment. Being right in the heart of Nelson allows us to be a space for our community to connect, indulge and relax in.
Order Our Blends
When we first started roasting coffee we kept it simple and offered our customers single origins to choose from. Thanks to generous feedback from those first customers we began to experiment with blends of roasted coffee, first combining different growing regions then distinct roast levels as well. Now we are proud to offer nineteen blends to choose from. Our blends are all created after roasting, meaning that we roast each specific ingredient before mixing. This gives us the freedom to mix roast levels and origins as well being able to reproduce some pretty wild recipes consistently. We stick to strict purchasing practices when we source our green beans, predominantly maintaining a twenty-five year relationship with a very special broker at Royal Coffee in Oakland, California, as well as several Canadian sources. Chiefly amongst those is a direct relationship with an amazing cooperative in Guatemala, which you can learn more about by contacting the Roastery. We buy fairly traded and organic beans whenever possible, and these offerings make up approximately 97% of our inventory. Enjoy!