Notes: Nougat, Chocolate, Milk and Apple
Varietal: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Drying Process: Sun-Dried (Open or Patio)
Roast: Medium Roast
Farmer: A Small Group of Farmers (Smallholdings)
Altitude: 1,800 – 1,950 masl
This is a fantastic coffee for espresso-based drinks like flat whites and lattes with its notes of chocolate. It offers a pleasing smoothness and balance that many lovers of Colombian coffees will naturally enjoy, while those with fine-tuned taste buds will pick up on notes of nougat, milk and apple.
Known for its rich history, stunning landscapes and exceptional national park, Nariño is located in the southwest of Colombia, just above the equator and on the border with Ecuador.
The region is strikingly mountainous and boasts no fewer than five volcanoes: Chiles (4,718 metres), Cumbal (4,764 metres), Azufral (4,070 metres), Doña Juana (4,250 metres) and Galeras (4,276 metres). These same volcanoes have greatly benefited the quality of soil, with volcanic compounds providing much-needed nutrients to specialty coffee plants.
The high mountainous altitudes also offer excellent conditions in terms of both humidity and temperature to allow coffee to mature at a good pace before it’s ready for harvesting.