Floral, Strawberry, Sweet

Floral, Strawberry, Sweet

Item information

Julio Cesar Montenegro

Item information

Nariño, Colombia


Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo

Producer: Julio Cesar Montenegro

Processing: Washed

Origin: Nariño, Colombia

Altitude: 1900m

Score: 87

Julio Cesar Montenegro is a larger producer for the Nariño region, with a total of 5 hectares planted in coffee across three farms in the Chachagui municipality. (Most producers in Narino have relatively small plantings compared to other coffee-producing areas the club gets coffee from). Julio grows Colombia, Castillo and Caturra varieties, and he is careful to pick only ripe cherries for processing. Julio dries his coffee on raised beds, giving better ventilation than what is common in Nariño's standard parabolic drying structures. This is a washed coffee, but Julio is also working on some naturals using his raised beds, and we're excited to see how those come along!

This lot produces a cup with a lot of sweetness and delicate flavors - we're picking up some floral notes and a hint of strawberry. As a washed coffee, the overall profile is pretty clean and structured which makes for a very drinkable, very dependable cup. We're loving this one every time we brew it up, and we think you'll feel the same way!

Sign in  or  Join   to see what days we are roasting this coffee on.

You must have received this item in order to comment.

Sign in to comment


3.5 out of 5

I wasn't certain

It tasted not so great at first. As my coffee cooled down, I thought it tasted wonderful. I think the taste seemed temperature dependent, or it just grew on me. I couldn't decide.

On 11/03/21 BJ said

Different aspects of coffee stand out at different temps - so that could totally be part of it! How are you brewing at home?

On 11/07/21 Edward Brown said

I use an Aeropress. I use 185 deg F water, stir for ~20 seconds, and then press. Then add some more water.

Edward Brown

West Hartford

Member Since

January '19

4.0 out of 5

Julio Cesar Montenegro

Another delicious Colombian coffee from Moustache. A beautifully rounded coffee, very clean, hard to break apart for analysis. For me, that's a sign of great coffee.

On 02/16/22 Kyle said

The truth!!

Randall LaLonde


Member Since

July '15

Very fruity

I liked the fruit forward taste. Very smooth and light. I use a pour over Kalita wave.

On 02/16/22 Kyle said

Great choice in brewing method. Kalita puts out a clean cup. Cheers!

Frank Balash


Member Since

January '22