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Colombia Nariño Guillermo Washed

SYNOPSIS

In the village Ricuarte, in the area of La Florida in the region Nariño is the farm of Guillermo. He is 42 years old and lives at the 2 hectares farm with his wife and two daughters. The family is carefully taking care of the farm throughout the year.

Harvest takes place during June and July each year and there is all year round work related to the farm. The soil at the farm is volcanic, high in acidity and rich in nutrients. Due to these conditions, the Caturra trees develop their non-expected characteristics and benefit profoundly from this soil. Semi-shade banana plantain trees and citrus fruit is co-grown with the coffee trees. This has an impact on the flavor development which advances the unique citric acidity. During our roasting of this minimal harvest, we experienced unique aromas of ripe pineapple and comb honey.

This is one of the smallest farms we work with. The harvest is very limited and we fully support the farm by buying the complete harvest.

As in other parts of Nariño, work in the country side is very demanding due to technological underdevelopment. Roads are not fully paved. This makes life and mobilization in the country side very difficult. Transport rates are more expensive than in other regions of Colombia. Coffee growers have to move their own coffee from the farm to the cooperative for sorting and washing. The majority don’t have motorized transport and every single kilo must be moved by wheelbarrow.

Nariño is an area that has been hit by violence and drug trafficking for many years. Jobs are traditionally only available for men. Because of this situation, in time of milling and green bean selection, we work only with women from the country side. This establishes job opportunities during the harvest and sorting seasons.

Due the geographical location near the Equator, the climate is characterized by fluctuating day and night temperatures. This sets the specific and appropriate conditions for growing fine coffees. It develops the high sweetness and complex acidity. This harvest and transport is arranged by our dear friend Juliana Bravo Bedoya with family and Guillermo.

GENESIS

Country    Colombia
Region    Nariño
Farm     Guillermo
Altitude    1,950 MASL
Varietal    Caturra
Process    Washed

FLAVOR NOTES

Aroma    Milk Chocolate, Honey
Flavor    Honey, Fudge, Pineapple
Aftertaste   Cocoa, Almonds
Acidity    Malic, Pineapple, Mid-High
Body    Juicy, Mid
Balance    Uniform

TRANSPARENCY TRADE, PRICING AND GRADING DISCLOSURE

Nariño > Arendal
Remunerated: 12.75 USD/kg
Availability: 150kg (3 bags)
SCAA Score: 90.00

Recommended sales price: 25 USD/kg
(Covers transport of green coffee, customs and import, production and distribution.)

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