A full-bodied and round coffee with flavours of dried fruit, vanilla and nougat. Best enjoyed by the campfire!
REGION: Yacuanquer, Nariño
ALTITUDE: 1750 meters above sea level
About This Coffee
This coffee comes from farmer Geovany Obeimar Villota. The farm is located in Yacuanquer, Nariño in Colombia.
Geovany has been growing coffee for 15 years, slowly planting and replanting varieties to avoid coffee leaf rust. Today, he cultivates Castillo and Cenicafe on his 1.5 hectare farm, El Plan. He ferments his coffee in tanks for 30 hours, washes it twice to remove mucilage, and dries it on a vented gable roof.
Nariño is Colombia’s southernmost coffee-growing region, bordering Ecuador to the south and Cauca to its north. While each of Colombia’s various coffee-growing regions has a distinct character in the cup, Nariño’s unique climate conditions contribute to the special, sparkling quality of the coffees there. The dramatic slopes and valleys that comprise the landscape in this department have direct effect on the temperature modulation that creates these high-acidity, supersweet coffees: Warm, humid air collects in the lowlands during the day and creeps gently up the mountainsides at night, a combination that allows coffee to thrive at much higher altitudes than most of the rest of the country, as much as 2,300 meters above sea level.