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 Northern Nariño, FUDAM, a producer organization, helps small growers flourish. In the past, coffee of this region has been collected by intermediary buyers, coyotes, where cash in hand equates to low prices for high quality. This lot was grown in the La Victoria community by Florentina Benavides, on her farm, El Wayco. Membership in the group has grown to 130 and expanded into surrounding areas. FUDAM empowers women growers, with the group Manos de Mujeres, focusing on fair prices and future sustainability goals. Imported by Red Fox Coffee Merchants.