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Fairtrade Colombia Nariño

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Grind

FLAVOR NOTES
Cedar, dark honey, stone fruit, cacao nibs, lemon zest

BODY
Full, clean

ROAST LEVEL
Medium (20)

Coffee Details

COUNTRY
Colombia

ORIGIN
La Union, Nariño

PRODUCER
Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible

VARIETY
Caturra, Castillo, Colombia

PROCESS
Washed

ALTITUDE
1600-2100 masl

Every Coffee Has A Story

Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible (FUDAM) is a 300-member association of organic-certified (and Rainforest Alliance–certified) growers that was founded in the year 2000 by just seven producers who shared a vision of sustainable agriculture as well as environmental protection and development. This group of smallholders lives in and around the small municipality of La Unión in Nariño, where the terrain differs greatly from in other coffee-growing areas like Cauca: Instead of walking up from the town to the farms, as elsewhere, here the towns are at such high elevation that the farms are typically lower elevation, surrounded by high peaks and rough road.

FUDAM's membership believes firmly in the principles of sustainability that drove them to band together in the first place. When asked recently why the group continues to farm organically despite mounting pressure to rely on chemical inputs, the association’s leadership explained, “This is just how we live, these are our values and our way of life.”

The farmers pick their coffee during the day and depulp it in the afternoon, typically fermenting the lots for 16–24 hours dry. The coffees are generally washed two or three times before being dried either in small "casa elbas," mechanical dryers, or parabolic dryers. The mechanical drying takes between 25–40 hours, while the other drying structures can take up to 15 days.

Recommended Brew Method: Auto-Drip

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Words of Wisdom

Quick Answers!

Are these coffees flavored?

Nope! Coffee is super complex and can be affected by alot of different things. Tasting notes refer to the subtle reference to flavors that deviate from your standard idea of coffee. For example, you may taste a slight sweetness- a bit like strawberry.

I put milk in my coffee. Any suggestions?

Stop that! Just kidding.

If you enjoy your coffee with a bit of milk or creamer, we suggest choosing a darker roast or a coffee with a heavier body. Typically, lighter roasts will not be able to handle milk. In other words, you will lose the coffee-ness if you put milk in a light roast.

What happened to that one coffee that I liked?!

Coffee is a plant! That means that crops can change from season to season. We regularly sample and roast new coffees to make sure we have the highest quality bean for your cup! To us, we would rather retire "McJoeJoe's Roast" if the beans have reached the end of their life. If you are missing your old favorite roast, reach out to us and we can help you find your new favorite!