April – June
October – January
1,700 – 2,000 MASL
Caturra · Colombia · Castillo
In the 2005 Colombian Cup of Excellence, a farmer named Gregorio Arnulfo Botina won the competition. The winner was a farmer from “El Aguacate” farm in Sandoná, Nariño. However, neither the juries nor the spectators knew that the lot was actually a blend of 19 different producer lots, none of which had presented themselves before in the competition.
It took some time to finally be able to work with this group due to the severe rust outbreak in 2008 that drastically affected the area. However, in 2013, after some leadership and quality workshops with the group’s members, we were able to establish relationships and opened a cupping lab and warehouse in Santa Barbara in order to purchase their best coffee.