Juicy, sweet and savory with fruited brightness and a smooth heavy mouthfeel; notes of chocolate, apple and lemon flavors.
Farm Various smallholder farmers
Variety Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, Tabi, Typica
Altitude 1600–2300 masl
Proc. Method Washed
"Nariño is the southwestern-most department in Colombia along the border with Ecuador, with one of its main boundaries being the Pacific Ocean. The climate here is unusual even in a place as geographically diverse as Colombia: Dry, rugged terrain and dramatic slopes and valleys create conditions that boost the big, sparkling, and juicy quality of the coffees. Warm, humid air collects in the lowlands during the day and creeps up the mountainside at night, which allows coffee to thrive much higher than commonly thought possible, all the way up to 2,300 meters."