This coffee is picked and hand sorted by Alvaro and his family. Later cherries were placed in water tanks for 50 hours, afterward pulped washed, and left to dry on the raised bed until ideal moisture content was achieved.
Mr. Alvaro Gomez joined the Cooperativa de Cafes Especiales de Narino in 2015, that same year he managed to sell his first micro-lot. In 2016, he managed to get his FTO certification. Later in 2018, his coffee came up 2nd in regional competition and since then he is devoted to specialty coffee.
This coffee comes from Nariño, which is located in Southwest Colombia, bordering Ecuador. Coffee in Nariño is grown at elevations that reach 2,200 meters above sea level, making it some of the highest-grown coffee in the world. Typically it is difficult to produce coffee at such high altitudes; however, Nariño’s proximity to the equatorial line and steep hills around the volcanoes contribute an angle for sun exposure, creating an optimal microclimate for coffee plants to thrive. The high altitude of cultivation combined with warm tropical days and cools nights allows for slow maturation and development of the coffee cherry, giving time for concentrated sugars to develop in the fruit and resulting in lusciously floral coffees, with intense candied sweetness and complex ripe fruit.
Kalugmanan is a barangay in the municipality of Manolo Fortich, in the province of Bukidnon. This coffee is planted by various farmers on the island of Mindanao on a mountain with an altitude of 800 - 1,400 meters above sea level.
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In Colombia, the vast majority of coffee is cultivated, harvested, and processed on small family-owned farms. While these producers are their architects, designing farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit their needs, they also need strong alliances to bring their coffee to the international market and earn fair prices. To support this system of small farm production, Colombia established the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC) to organize and support a complex network of larger regional coffee cooperatives. These cooperatives provide producers with valuable logistical support like centralized warehouses to store dried parchment and dry mills where the coffee is prepared for export according to size.
The Supremo grade, the highest rating of any Colombian bean, is the largest bean with a 17/18 designation for beans that will not pass through a screen opening below 17/64 of an inch. Supremo lots are often traceable to regions of Colombia, each with distinct harvest times, which provides for a constant supply of fresh Colombian Supremo throughout the calendar year.