Our friends at Bluebeard have done it again with this charming Latin gem from Colombia’s specialty coffee haven of Nariño. You’ll taste cinnamon and brown sugar tangoing elegantly with a clean, and distinctively raspberry finish. The taste is reminiscent of cinnamon coffee cake paired with fresh raspberry jam. True to Bluebeard’s style, the beans are caramelized to perfection, emphasizing the decadent sweet notes that dance in rhythm with the clean fruit finish. There’s no stepping on feet in this cup.
Located on the Pacific Ocean, bordering Ecuador, Nariño is the spot where the Andes mountain range rises into Colombia. It was originally targeted by Spanish explorers in the 1500s, who were searching for the mythical, golden El Dorado. While they came away empty-handed, we think this coffee from the region would’ve made a fine consolation prize. Rigo Belarcazar, a microlot producer since 2010, works with a 200-member co-op founded to share their small-grown Nariño coffee with the world. Their coffee from Nariño continues to set the standard for Colombian beans and remains a beating heart of authentic Colombian coffee.
Rigo Arbey Belarcazar Muñoz has been cultivating coffee on finca El Ohasis since 2010. This coffee was sourced through FUDAM (Fundacion Agraria y Ambiental), a 130-member producer association based in the province of La Union in Northern Nariño. Castillo varietal, fully washed. Medium body with notes of raspberry, brown sugar, cinnamon, and mandarin.