Filter roast

Melon, Lychee, Caramel

Castillo Variety

Suitable for Pour-over, Aeropress, Chemex and French press brewing methods

This coffee was produced by indigenous growers from Aponte,
Nariño who are members of La Cooperativa de Cafes Especiales de Nariño. Producers contributing to this project grow coffee above 1700 m.a.s.l and their farms range in size between 0.5-1.5 hectares. In Aponte, producers have mastered the art of Honey
processing as they have been producing Honeys for 4 consecutive years now.
Growers' production is very small and relative humidity is low. This helps the process as not much space is required, and coffees dry much faster compared to other coffee-producing regions. The Aponte indigenous reserve is located within Tablon de
Gomez, an area now recognized by many roasters around the world. They have their own language, politics, and rules. Only a couple of decades ago they were forced to grow illicit plants by the guerrillas and so it was a very dangerous area, almost
impossible to access. Thankfully, they joined forces and decided to stop economic dependence on drug production and instead replanted traditional vegetables and coffee instead, marketing their own products of indigenous origin.

Cherries for this microlot were picked following strict ripeness criteria. Cherries were later pulped and exposed to 35 hours of dry fermentation. Later, the cherries were placed on raised beds for 11 days until 10% moisture content was reached.

This microlot is 100% Castillo. This variety was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros. It is more productive than Caturra and resistant to coffee leaf rust.

Altitude: 1700-2100m
Temperature: 15-29°C
Annual Rainfall: 1700-2000mm
Botanical Cultivars: Castillo 100%
Soil Characteristics: Clay loam and Volcanic Ash