Colombia Narino Perla del Sur
Narino is the southernmost province in Colombia, bordering Ecuador. Due to its close proximity to the Equator, sitting roughly 1 degree north, coffee can be grown at extreme altitudes (over 2200m). Narino is home to the smallest average landholders in Colombia’a coffee production with a large of the farmers we work with operating on less than 3 acres.
Processing is simple but when clean its every bit as thorough as it needs to be. Manual depulping machines remove the coffee beans from their cherry skins. These beans are left to ferment for periods of time normally ranging from 12-18 hours. After washing, which can happen in the same fermentation tank or a secondary tank next to it, the clean beans are most often dried on raised parabolic beds. Parabolic beds are nothing more than your standard raised beds with a clear plastic covering that protects the beans from the elements. Being so close to the equator there aren’t distinctly different weather seasons. It can rain in Narino on any given day. The plastic is left open on each end of the apparatus to allow for proper airflow as well as ensuring that precipitation isn’t trapped on it’s inner roof.
Perla del Sur are a series of lots comprised of coffees from the San Gerardo, San Lorenzo, Taminango and La Union veredas and departamentos in Northern Narino.
Peanut, caramel, grape & creamy body. Goes down very easily!
Subtle hints of acidity, floral notes with plenty of sweetness balanced with a very smooth malty chocolate tone. Medium bodied, smooth, rich and very clean.
A clean, sweet, multi-layered coffee with hints of nectarine, apricot, melon, and jasmine.
Deep chocolate, caramel and praline notes with intense sweetness.
Milk chocolate, hints of cherry.
Notes of maple syrup, molasses and a slightly bitter aftertaste of dark chocolate.