Farm: Various Smallholder Farms
Altitude: 1600-2300 masl
Varieties: Colombia, Tabi, Typica
Nariño is the southwestern-most department in Colombia along the border with Ecuador and the climate is unusual even in a place as geographically diverse as Colombia. The dry, rugged terrain and dramatic slopes and valleys actually create conditions that boost the big, sparkling, and juicy quality of the coffee. As warm, humid air collects in the lowlands during the day and creeps up the mountainside at night, allowing the coffee to thrive much higher than commonly thought possible, all the way up to 2,300 meters.