• Producer Julio Cesar Montenegro
  • Region Nariño
  • Elevation 1 900 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Caturra, Castillo
  • Process natural
  • Crop 2020
  • Cupping score 88

Montenegro #1 – Colombia

melon, sour cherries, vanilla

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Julio Cesar Montenegro is a larger producer for the Nariño region, with a total of 5 hectares planted in coffee across three farms in the Chachagui municipality: Casa Vieja, Roleto, and Paizara. All farms are around 1,900 meters above sea level. On this farm, Casa Vieja, he has 3ha of coffee.

Julio grows Colombia, Castillo, and Caturra varieties, and he is careful to pick only ripe cherries. Coffees are picked in three to four passes, meaning the producers/workers pick the ripe cherries in one block. Then they might wait a few weeks until more cherries ripen before passing through the same block again. Julio is well acquainted with good picking protocols, to only pick cherries that are ripe.

Some years ago Morten from Nordic Approach visited him, and they discussed processing natural coffees, this year Julio began to produce these coffees. Now you have the opportunity to try his first batch of naturally processed coffees. We have to say that he did an excellent job. This coffee is fruity with acetic acidity and cherry cola-like sweetness. If you liked our Bomba de Fruta this is the next level.

  • Producer Julio Cesar Montenegro
  • Region Nariño
  • Elevation 1 900 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Caturra, Castillo
  • Process natural
  • Crop 2020
  • Cupping score 88
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