First I must begin by explaining what the word Tinto means in Colombia, to begin with if someone offers you a “tinto” or “tintico” in the morning: don't worry, it's coffee, not red wine! Tinto, or tintico as we say, is a literal term that refers to the resemblance of classic black coffee to the color and appearance of ink.
In my personal story it all started when I was little, I lived together with my parents and siblings, my father Fernando is a coffee lover, he used to ask me specifically to prepare a Tinto and it was not once a day, it was 8 to 10 per day! So when we started with this dream and among many names one day I told Edgar I have prepared so many tintos in my life that it must mean something! and between laughs the two of us said we found the name! Tintos Coffee House!
Today I look at that sign and smile because not only is our dream come true but it is also in my case a tribute to the most valuable man and the one I adore with all my soul! My father!
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