Columbia Consaca Narino

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Columbia Consaca Narino

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Farm: Various Farmers from Nariño Dept.

Varietal(s): Caturra (40%), Castillo (40%) & Colombia (20%)

Processing: Fermented for between 14 to 48 hours and sun dried

Altitude: 1,700 to 2,300 metres above sea level

The Department of 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). This coffee was, indeed, grown on the slopes of the latter. 

The town of Consaca, around which this lot was grown, is located on the Western skirts of Galeras. As well as being known as an important coffee-growing town in the region, Consaca was witness to the famous ‘Battle of Bombona’ between the liberating army of Simon Bolivar and the royalist Spanish army in Colombia’s fight for independence. 

Our exporting partner for this lot works in this area in an effort to pioneer the commercialization of specialty coffee throughout the region, resulting in some stunning coffees from this area of optimal natural conditions for coffee farming and making the most of the group’s efforts to improve quality. Feedback on the coffee is provided by an expert team of cuppers, with producers receiving higher prices for higher scoring coffees. A second ‘re-liquidation’ payment (sort of a ‘top up’) is made at the end of the harvest season if the producer’s coffee is sold at a higher margin. Support also is given with regards to social well-being.