This coffee comes from Nariño, which is located in Southwest Colombia, bordering Ecuador. Coffee in Nariño is grown at elevations that reach 2,200 metres above sea level, making it some of the highest grown coffee in the world.
Typically it is very difficult to product coffee at such high altitude (as many plants suffer from 'die back') however Nariño proximity to the equatorial line and steep hills around the volcanoes provide a great angle for sun exposure, creating the right microclimate for coffee plants to thrive.
The high altitude of cultivation combined with warm tropical days and cool nights allows for slow maturation and development of the coffee cherry, giving time for concentrated sugars to develop in the fruit and resulting in coffees that are lusciously floral, with intense candied sweetness and complex ripe fruit.
This coffee reminds us of a comforting cuppa that can be shared on a daily basis. Definitely recommend brewing it over as an Espresso or Aeropress to highlight its sweet tasting notes!
Cup Characteristics: Dark Berries, Cacao, Fig
Varietal: Castillo & Caturra