The Nariño is a fantastic Colombian coffee and really shines as the cup starts to cool.
The cup is sweet and juicy with a fruited tang. Notes of green grape, toffee, caramel and cooked fruit flavors.
Colombia is still the world's largest arabica producer and is seconded only by Brazil in terms of total coffee production.
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.
FARM various smallholder farmers
VARIETY castillo, caturra, colombia
ALTITUDE 1600–2300 masl