Colombia- Los Naranjos
Region: San Agustín, Huila
Altitude: 1600-1850 masl
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo, Bourbon
Process: Fully washed, sundried
In the south of the department of Huila, we find the municipality of San Agustin, a place known for its agriculture and archeological park with an important tourism industry. It’s an area near the famous Colombian Massif where some of the most important rivers of Colombia are born such as the Cauca and Magdalena River. This proximity to the Colombian Massif is a main factor for the richness and fertility of the soil in San Agustin, having volcanic ash and rich in hydric sources. One important factor for the economy of this area is agriculture with crops such as sugar cane, avocado and coffee, with the latter gaining notoriety in the last decade. One last important factor to note about San Agustin, is the heritage of Pre-Columbian cultures of which there is an archeological park, declared a Word Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
With all this richness, it was in 2006 that the brand Los Naranjos was created with the coffee of some producers of a rural area of San Agustin known as Llanada Naranjos. Now, the number of producers who deliver coffee to Los Naranjos in San Agustin has increased substantially with an improvement in the quality of the coffee and the farms seen over time. These are small-scale producers with farms ranging from 1 to 5 hectares, who are aware and watchful of the use of natural resources.
Our tasting notes for this coffee are Lemon candy, milk chocolate, and vanilla.