Colombia Casa Negra | washed
This program is incredibly special for a few reasons. Nariño has the highest altitude at which coffee is grown in Colombia which also means temperatures are quite low. This climate is perfect for the coffee cherry, as the bean matures slowly it can have a higher concentration of sugar. Another relevant factor that makes the coffee from this region so unique is the rich soil.
Unlike many regions in Colombia, Nariño’s soil is extraordinarily rich in volcanic ash mainly due to the high volcanic activity in the area. Typically, volcanic ash in the soil is rich in nutrients and contributes to a much healthier plant and higher complexity in the cup. The average size of a farm in this zone we work at is approximately from less than 1 hectare to 1.5 hectares.
Additionally, Nariño has a unique climate pattern. This region is very humid, and rainfall can be quite intense throughout the year. Amazingly, every year precisely during harvest time the sun comes out which creates the best conditions to pick, process, and dry coffee. The cup profile is characterized by citric, grapefruit, caramel, and nutmeg notes.
producer: Carlos Arcila
region: Colombia, Narinho
variety: Castillo, Caturra
Tasting notes: fruity | mandarin | caramel
Price is for 200 gr.