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Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980

Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980
Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980
Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980
Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980
Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980
Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980
Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980
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The Inga community of Aponte is composed of descendants of the ancient, pre-Hispanic Incas. During the period of conquest they remained isolated high in the mountains that became their natural refuge. This community did not resume significant contact with the rest of Colombia until the second half of the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, in the 1990s, contact was mostly criminal, and the Inga’s refuge became a place of cruelty. For years the tribe was forcibly involved in poppy and heroin production under the influence of guerrilla groups, drug traffickers, and paramilitaries. The once-peaceful mountains teemed with illegal plantations and violence, in which the Ingas were trapped until as recently as the early-2000s.

In the last decade the mountains have become a safe zone for the Inga tribe, and illegal crops were eradicated to give way to a new culture: coffee! The Caturra variety has been planted in the Inga territory, on smallholder properties in the Resguardo Inga Aponte, at an average of 2150 meters above sea level. This elevation, combined with the Galeras Volcano constantly shedding nutrient-rich ash, makes for an exceptionally complex and sweet coffee.

Producers process coffee on their own properties, drying Honey coffee in stacked raised bed solar dryers on their farms. This process reduces water used for washing coffee and complements the natural complexity of coffees from this special region.


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Colombia Aponte Caturra Honey | 25 lb | A-3980

Region

Nariño

Nariño is one of Colombia’s 32 Departments. It shares a southern border with Ecuador and is home to thousands of smallholder coffee producing families. Colombia’s three ranges of Andean mountains converge in Nariño, presenting ideal altitudes and fertile soil for high grown Arabica production.

Nariño’s particular geography and proximity to coastal and land borders have historically transformed it into corridors for illicit trade routes, resulting in unwarranted violence against residents of remote mountain farms. Today, thanks to the particularly resilient and fearless spirit of Nariño’s farmers, the small region is a respected nucleus of coffee innovation.

Origin

  • CountryColombia
  • RegionNariño
  • ProducerAponte Community
  • FarmVarious Smallholder Farms

Coffee specifications

  • VarietyCaturra
  • ProcessHoney
  • Elevation2150 meters
  • HarvestApril–June
  • Coffee CategoryMicrolot
  • Packaging25 lb box with GrainPro liner
  • CertificationsN/A
  • Tasting NotesBlack Tea, Blackberry, Guava, Plum
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