• Producer Cafe Occidente
  • Region Nariño
  • Elevation 1 900 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Castillo
  • Process washed
  • Crop 2020
  • Cupping score 86,5

El Desvelado – Colombia

plum, lemongrass, caramel

  • Espresso

Nariño is located in the far south-west of Colombia bordering Ecuador and is in general one of the most challenging, but also most interesting places to work. There is extremely high elevation, coffee up to 2200 meters, very steep hillsides, and mainly super tiny farms in very remote areas.

The El Desvelado series is Nordic Approachs's crafted concept for high-end micro blends from Nariño. El Desvelado represents great cup quality at a lower price point than our other Colombian coffees. It also comes in bigger lot sizes than our micro-lots, as the El Desvelado is composed by several farmers at the cooperative. The combination of lots is based on cup profile, score, and regionality.

Café Occidente Coop in Nariño was founded on March 1, 1977, with only 50 members, located principally in the municipalities of Sandoná and Pasto. Today, it has 18 different purchasing points and eight farm supply stores in 12 municipalities of Western Nariño, including Consacá, La Florida, Linares, Samaniego, Ancuya, Yacuanquer, Buesaco, El Tambo, and Chachagüí, among others. While it is constantly growing, it currently has 1,670 members, including four first-place and two-second place Cup of Excellence winners since 2005. In opposite to other regions in Colombia, they can have extremely dry conditions during the harvest time, and humidity in the area can be low. This together with really high altitudes definitely affects the flavor profiles and makes them different from any other Colombian coffees.

The producer's who contributed to this lot are listed below,

Maria Del Carmen Elisa Paz de Erazo
Doris Rocio Sanchez Arboleda
Monica Estrella
Jose Emery Castillo Velasquez
Jesus Antonio Benavides Gomez

  • Producer Cafe Occidente
  • Region Nariño
  • Elevation 1 900 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Castillo
  • Process washed
  • Crop 2020
  • Cupping score 86,5
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