Colombia Aponte Honey

Colombia Aponte Honey

£9.25

ORIGIN INFO

WHO: Aponte Community

REGION: Narino

COUNTRY: Colombia

VARIETAL: Caturra

ALTITUDE: 2150m

PROCESS: Red Honey

TASTE NOTES: Cocoa - Caramel - Red Apple

 

THE STORY

Hailing from the same region where we source our BS1 Espresso, this is a special coffee with special story.

The Inga community of Aponte is comprised 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 1990’s, 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 fifteen years ago.

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, 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 region.

 

Roasted Tuesday & Thursday

Dispatched same day.

you may also like

BS1 Espresso

BS1 Espresso

From £7.99
Choose options
Brazil Clássico

Brazil Clássico

From £7.99
Choose options
Colombia Sugarcane Decaf

Colombia Sugarcane Decaf

From £7.99
Choose options
Colombia Amelio Santacruz

Colombia Amelio Santacruz

From £10.25
Choose options