Colombian Nariño



Rated 93 Points by Coffee Review:

"Deeply and richly sweet, quite chocolaty. Dark chocolate, red grape, magnolia, maple syrup, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with bright, lively acidity; smooth, velvety mouthfeel. The pleasing finish consolidates to notes of dark chocolate and magnolia."

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.

COUNTRY colombia
REGION nariño
FARM various smallholder farmers
VARIETY castillo, caturra, colombia
ALTITUDE 1600–2300 masl