Cherry, Chocolate, Hibiscus
Origin: Nariño, Colombia
Producers: Segundo Alvaro Egas
Altitude: 2200MScore: 88
We love coffees from Narino - and this lot is a great reminder of why! It's a 100% Castillo lot from Segundo Alvaro Egas - a member of the Cafe Occidente cooperative. Cafe Occidente has been operating since 1977 - and has grown to over 1700 member farmers across several growing regions. Narino gets a lot of rain - so moisture content is typically the thing to watch out for, and it can be hard to dry coffees out enough after processing to achieve optimal flavor and stability. The cooperative helps ensure that members have access to facilities and testing, helping them dry their coffees to their full potential. As this lot proves - there's a lot of potential in Narino!
This is a very fruit-forward, intense washed coffee - we're getting bright cherry notes right at the outset, backed up by a rich dark chocolate flavor that provides both sweetness and a hint of bitterness for an incredibly well-rounded overall profile. Coffees like this are almost too easy to drink - this might be one that you'll need to add an extra bag for on the schedule tool! Grab a friend, grab your favorite brewing device, and enjoy!