Colombia La Victoria Florentina Benavides
Region: La Victoria, Tablón de Gomez, Nariño, Colombia
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1700-2000 m
Processing: Wet-process, 14-20 hour fermentation, dried 10-12 days on raised bed under parabolic dryer
Tasting notes: Smooth body, mellow acidity, chocolate, hazelnut
In the far reaches of Northern Nariño, Jose Omar Bolaños has produced coffee on his farm, El Roble (the oak), since 2012. In the past, coffee of this region has been collected by intermediary buyers, known as coyotes, where cash in hand leads to lower prices for high quality. By working with FUDAM, a producer association, members have incentives to step away from the coyotes. Grown at 2000m, processed by manual de-pulper, and dried on site. Jose has most recently invested in a better system to treat wastewater and only uses organic fertilizers.