Julio Cesar Montenegro
Floral, Strawberry, Sweet
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Producer: Julio Cesar Montenegro
Origin: Nariño, Colombia
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!