NARIÑO ~ ORGANIC COFFEE FROM COLOMBIA
COLOMBIAN - FAIR-TRADE - ORGANIC
Introducing our new season Colombian variety, Nariño.
This specific offering is a microlot selection from a small group located in La Unión, Nariño. We love this region for their organic coffee!
The farmers of this coffee are part of a foundation, Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible (FUDAM), a 300-member association of organic-certified (and Rainforest Alliance–certified) growers that was founded in the year 2000 by producers who shared a vision of sustainable agriculture as well as environmental protection and development.
FUDAM's members believe firmly in the principles of sustainability that drove them to band together in the first place. When asked recently why the group continues to farm organically despite mounting pressure to rely on chemical inputs, the association’s leadership explained, “This is just how we live, these are our values and our way of life.”
The farmers pick their coffee during the day and depulp it in the afternoon, typically fermenting the lots for 16–24 hours dry. The coffees are generally washed two or three times before being dried either in small "casa elbas," mechanical dryers, or parabolic dryers. The mechanical drying takes between 25–40 hours, while the other drying structures can take up to 15 days.
The tasting notes you can appreciate in Nariño, a Fair Trade and Organic coffee, are hints of dried apples, berries, pecans with a milk chocolate, syrupy body on the finish.