Colombia Nariño - San Pablo
ALTITUDE: 1600–2200 masl
VARIETAL: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
TASTING NOTES: Rich, fruity and sweet; apricot, blackberry and fig with milk chocolate and coconut sugar.
BACKGROUNDColombian coffee is among the most recognisable and most dynamic in the world, with multiple growing regions whose distinct yet consistently crowd-pleasing profiles reflect the various microclimates that exist in this large country. We source workhorse coffees from various of these growing regions, looking for a cup that contains a nice balance of sweetness, fruity effervescence, and a foundation of cocoa and/or toffee. Most Gran Galope offerings are a blend of coffees from between 10 and 30 smallholder farms, each with comparable cup characteristics and score. Coffees from Huila are cupped and purchased in Pitalito; coffees from Cauca are cupped and purchased in Popayán; and coffees from Nariño are cupped and purchased in both Pasto and La Unión.