Cherry, Chocolate, Hibiscus
Origin: Nariño, Colombia
Producers: Cafe Occidente farmers
Altitude: 2200MScore: 88
Nariño is located in the far south-west of Colombia bordering Ecuador, and is one of the most challenging, but also most interesting places to work. Coffee grows up to 2200 masl, often on the steep hillsides of tiny farms in very remote areas.This coffee’s small farmer is a member of Café Occidente Cooperative. Café Occidente Cooperative was founded in 1977 with only 50 members, located principally in the municipalities of Sandoná and Pasto. Today, it has 18 different purchasing points and eight farm supply stores in 12 municipalities of Western Nariño. Segundo's farm is in the area surrounding Ancuya - the lot is entirely made up of Castillo.
This washed coffee is fruit forward and intense. Extremely dry conditions during harvest, low humidity, and high altitudes, affect the flavour profiles making it distinct from any other Colombian coffees. Quinoa Bajo is definitely special, and deserves to be shared!