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Colombia Aponte – Honey


Know where your coffee comes from

In Colombia we are working together with a number of farms. One of them is a little different as it is an indigenous community producing coffee.

A little background?

The Inga community of Aponte is made of ancient, prehispanic Incas descendants. During the conquest, they remained isolated high in the mountains, which became their natural refuge. This community kept itself isolated from the rest of Colombia until the second half of the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, in the 90s of the last century, their contact was mainly criminal, and 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 were full of illegal plantations and violence, and the Ingas were trapped there until twenty years ago.

In the last decades, the mountains became a safe zone for the Inga tribe, and the illegal crops were eradicated to make way for a new crop – coffee. Inga Aponte Reservation territory is mainly about smallholder properties situated high in the mountains, at an average of 1.900 – 2.200 meters above sea level, surrounded by picturable views. Variety as Caturra, Castillo and Colombia are planted here. Producers process coffee on their own properties. The coffee is washed or honey processed and dried on the covered raised beds. They turned to the honey process to reduce water used for washed coffee and complement the natural complexity of coffees from this unique region.

Place: Nariño: Aponte, La Loma, Pedregal, El Paramo

Altitude: 1900m à 2100m

Variety: Caturra

Process: Honey


How it’s roasted
This coffee is roasted for espresso.

Nariño’s closeness to the equator delivers intense exposure to the sun year-long, influencing the cherry maturation rate.

This causes coffee plants to passively absorb the sun’s energy during the day and night. That translates into full flowering and long cherry maturation periods, smaller seed sizes with high density, and intense flavors.

It provides coffee with dried fruits, floral and malt notes, citrus flavors, higher acidity, and velvety body.

This bag contains 250 grams of coffee roasted with passion.

All coffee bags are 100% recyclable, so please recycle with PMD/PMC (plastics).