Colombia Narino Organic

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$3.87 / lb $597.23 / bag
Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Jan 2022
SKU P609032-2
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About This Coffee

The Nariño region sits on the coast of southern Colombia, just north of the border with Ecuador, where coffee grows in the shadow of the volcano Galeros. Although Galeros is an active volcano, that activity has mostly been ash and steam eruptions in recent times, contributing to the “youth” of the nutrient-rich soil. The region is beautiful but rugged and all the coffee farms are very small above 1,700 meters. Only the best fully washed coffees are curated from these smallholder coffee farmers for our Nariño. 

Country of Origin Colombia
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Region Narino
Certifications Organic

History of Coffee in Colombia 

As with many coffee origins, it is believed that coffee was first brought to Colombia by priests, arriving, perhaps, within a decade or two after coffee first came to the Americas via the Caribbean in the first half of the 17th century. It was likely a garden crop grown for local consumption and barter for decades. Unlike other coffee regions, we have the story of a priest named Francisco Romero, who could be called the father of commercial coffee cultivation in Colombia. The folkloric tale goes that in the early 1800’s, Father Francisco, hearing confessions in the north eastern town of Salazar de la Palmas, assigned planting coffee to his parishioners as penance for their sins. The Archbishop of Colombia heard about this and ordered all priests to adopt the practice. Commercial production of coffee expanded quickly, moving into regions where the growing conditions were ideal. 

Growing Coffee in Ethiopia 

As the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is home to more species of coffee plants than any place on earth, much of it still growing wild, and much of it still undiscovered. All Ethiopian coffee is Arabica and at least 150 varieties are commercially cultivated. Traditionally, these have simply been labelled as “heirloom varietals”; however, this is changing as the Jimma Agricultural Research Center works to identify species.  Although there are a few estates in Ethiopia, 95% of coffee is grown by small land holders in a wide variety of environments, including “coffee forests” where coffee grows wild and is harvested by the local people. All specialty grade Ethiopian Coffee is grown above 4,000 feet and most above 6,000. In the highlands of Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, coffee can grow above 7,000 feet. 

  • Status Afloat
  • Region Narino
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Organic
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
  • Ctrm Region Huila
  • Country of Origin Colombia
  • Warehouse TBA
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  • CTRM Contract Number P609032-2