|Notes||Grapes, candied fruit, honey|
This coffee comes from the region of Narino, in the southwest of Colombia and brings together the harvest of several producers who operate small farms of less than 1.5 hectares. As these individual crops are quite small, it is difficult for producers to extract a fair income from them. This is where the role of our exporting partner Cofinet becomes important. Led by brothers Carlos and Felipe Arcila, Cofinet makes sure to build blends with these coffees so that they make up a big enough lot and can be sold as a regional lot. These coffees which would perhaps have been sold at ridiculous prices thus become magnificent batches of superior quality, allowing producers to earn additional income.
The Nariño region, bordered on one side by the Pacific Ocean and on the other by the Andes, is renowned for these exceptional coffees. Cultivated for several generations on a volcanic soil very rich in minerals, this explains the name of this regional lot: Volcanes. Narino also records the highest altitude in the country for growing coffee.
Cultivated at altitudes between 1600 and 2000 meters, this coffee is composed of the Castillo and Caturra varieties. It is picked when fully ripe and sorted by flotation first, then by hand, in order to remove the cherries that are too ripe or not ripe enough. It is then pulped using a mechanical pulper and then immersed in water for 20 to 30 hours. Finally, it is passed under a stream of water to remove the remaining mucilage, before being slowly dried on raised beds for 15 to 20 days. Round and sweet, it can be drunk as much in espresso as in filter, offering a balanced espresso or a complex filter.
This coffee is classic, sweet and round. It tastes of grapes and candied fruit with a texture reminiscent of honey.
Original price paid (FOB)
vs. C-Market at $2.46/lb
via Macarena cafe
Lot size8 x 24 kg