Location: Nariño, Colombia
Altitude: 1,750-2,100 meters
Varietal: Caturra, Castillo, Typica
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Sun Dried
Toasted Walnut, Chocolate, Sweet, Spice, Citrus
This Colombian Nariño is sourced from small family-owned farms in the growing region in the department of Nariño, Colombia. The main harvest is from April to August, and the “mitaca” harvest is between December and February. Small coffee producers pick and process their coffee at their own micro-wet mills and then dry their own coffee, typically on elevated tables inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain.
Nariño is a mountainous region with deep chasms. Its cold temperatures make coffee grow more slowly and, as a result, produce additional sugars that lead to an exquisitely mild coffee. Nariño is home to more than 34,000 coffee growers who devotedly care for their land and harvest a uniquely sweet coffee.
The state of Nariño really produces that classic Colombian profile. Fuller bodied and darker toned with low acidity, the main tones coming from this cup will be toasted walnut mixing with a chocolaty undertone.